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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco tax raise demanded for public health

Md Oli Ahad, a Programme Officer of SERAC’s said, "Every year we lose 2,912 crore BDT after bidi consumption which could be used to generate employment for many. Besides, the annual expenses after bidi smoking can be converted into purchasing 485 crore e
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 20, 2014 14:11

[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

[Asia, Bangladesh] Shops fined for tobacco slip-up

Five shops, including superstores, and seven people in Dhaka’s Mirpur were fined on Sunday for flouting the tobacco control law. (bd)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:36

[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

[Asia, Bangladesh] Rapid increase in land used for tobacco cultivation

The cultivation of tobacco has seen a sharp rise in Lalmonirhat and the rest of the country. The lack of awareness about its bad impact on soil fertility and the profitable offers from different tobacco companies are the main contributing factors. Farmer
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 25, 2014 15:29

[Asia, Bangladesh, UK, USA] E-cigarettes: A consumer led revolution

There is a vibrant industry of perhaps 300 successful and emerging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) all over the UK either making and marketing products, or importing and reselling from manufacturers in the Far East. Larger players, including tobacco
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Oct 29, 2013 16:05

The price sensitivity of cigarette consumption in Bangladesh: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Wave 1 (2009) and Wave 2 (2010) surveys

Raising cigarette prices through increased taxation could lead to a win-win-win situation in Bangladesh: it would reduce cigarette consumption, increase tobacco tax revenue and potentially decrease socioeconomic inequities.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 10, 2013 03:17

[Asia, Bangladesh] Network against tobacco formed

A nine-member executive committee was formed in a function in Dhaka to run the Bangladesh Tobacco Control Research Network over the next two years. New York’s Bloomberg Philanthropies would fund the network where institutions and individuals could enrol (bd)
added Sep 26, 2013 23:40

[Asia, Bangladesh] All out for tobacco law

The government will work out rules within two months to implement the recently passed tobacco control law, Health Secretary MM Neazuddin has said. He said a ‘comprehensive plan’ was underway to strictly implement the amended law. “We’ll not let anyone to (bd)
added Sep 1, 2013 03:20

[Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka] Asian countries seek ban on smokeless forms of tobacco

Ten south Asian countries, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, proposed a ban on smokeless tobacco like areca nuts. A meeting between representatives of the countries was organized by India’s health ministry.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 28, 2013 10:08
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