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[Asia] Muhith says bidi, cheap cigarettes will be phased out in Bangladesh

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has vowed to phase out bidi and cheap cigarettes, which he says make up 80 percent of Bangladesh’s tobacco market. “We have decided along with some of the bidiwalas that bidi will be out of Bangladesh (sic),” he told reporte
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Aug 1, 2017 00:25
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[Bangladesh] SHAH: Raising tobacco taxes is good public health, fiscal policy

Bangladeshi tobacco products are some of the cheapest in South Asia and the world. Not only increasing tobacco taxes will save lives, but also will raise the government revenue despite decreases in tobacco consumption. For bidis alone, increasing retail
Financial Express (bd)
added May 1, 2017 22:14
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Experts welcome India's tobacco control pledge made in Dhaka

India has endorsed the 'Dhaka Declaration on SDG Action in South Asia' that has set the agenda for making the region tobacco free by 2030. "As the country is grappling with shrinking health budgets, India's strategy to reduce the burden of non-communica
New Kerala.com (in)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:49
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Quader says making new anti-tobacco laws will not help

Obaidul Quader has called for the strict enforcement of anti-tobacco laws to curb tobacco use in Bangladesh. The formulation of new laws would “not be of much help”, he said at an anti-tobacco seminar on Wednesday.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:08
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[Asia, Bangladesh] How profitable is Tobacco Farming?

Huge paddy lands have been targeted for farming tobacco in Lalmonirhat for this season. Farmers are farming tobacco instead of paddy and other crops after getting seeds, fertilizers and interest loan facilities from the tobacco companies in the district.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jan 20, 2015 22:53
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[Bangladesh] SARKAR: The 'magic realism' of anti-smoking law

The government has woken up to the hazards of smoking, and stepped into the traditionally free domain of the cigarette manufacturers. It has been increasing taxes on tobacco products every year. Yet it is pathetically failing to enforce the law that proh
Financial Express (bd)
added Jul 1, 2014 14:39
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Farmers switch over to tobacco

Farmers are switching over to tobacco cultivation in the command area of Teesta Irrigation Project, the largest of its kind in the country, as Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has failed to provide adequate irrigational water in the dry season.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 6, 2014 09:02
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Children exploited in tobacco fields

Children of many villages of Lalmonirhat are working at tobacco plantations along with their parents who are unaware of the harmful effects of the crop. Harvesting and processing poses serious threat to their health and mindset. Although most parents are
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 1, 2014 16:04
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[Asia] Positives outweigh negatives in Bangladesh's amended tobacco control law

Parliament of Bangladesh amended the Smoking and Tobacco Product Usage (Control) Act of 2005 by adding many tough tobacco control measures. These include a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertisement promotion and sponsorship, a ban on sale to and by mino
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added May 19, 2013 14:08
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[Asia] Tobacco industry robs Bangladesh child workers of childhood

Child labour in tobacco processing and bidi factories is banned in Bangladesh. But a large number of children continue to be employed in these hazardous activities for a living. During a recent visit to the northern district of Lalmonirhat, children we
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jan 30, 2016 21:40
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