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[Asia, Bangladesh] Industry workers call higher taxes on bidi illogical

At a press conference held in Dhaka Monday, they demanded removal of such high taxes proposed in the budget for the next financial year (FY'18). They also criticised the government's proposal to abolish the existing tariff value of bidi.
Financial Express (bd)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:15
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[Asia, Bangladesh] 2.5pc surcharge on tobacco products

The government has proposed to impose a surcharge of 2.5pc on incomes from tobacco products including cigarettes, bidi, zarda and gul. Finance Minister AMA Muhith said this on Thursday, when delivering his budget speech for the fiscal year 2017-18. Cigar
The New Nation (bd)
added Jun 5, 2017 21:11
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Anti-tobacco campaigners welcome price hike on cigarette

Anti-tobacco campaigners Friday welcomed price hike on cigarette in the proposed budget for 2017-2018 fiscal (FY), reports BSS. Placing the budget in the Parliament on Thursday, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, "I am proposing to fix the pri
The News Today (bd)
added Jun 2, 2017 20:58
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[Asia] Bangladesh observes World No-Tobacco Day highlighting devastating impact on families

According to research organisation Progga, families, where tobacco is consumed, spend five percent of their monthly income on buying tobacco and another 10 percent on treating the illnesses caused by tobacco consumption. By 2030, the number of deaths ca
bdnews24.com (bd)
added May 31, 2017 16:08
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Beat tobacco to save lives and reduce poverty

In Bangladesh, tobacco shapes the ill-health of many people. More than 22 million Bangladeshis smoke, most being men. While very few Bangladeshi women smoke, 18.7 million women use smokeless tobacco and are at risk of cancer. The deaths and the sufferi
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 30, 2017 22:50
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Adhunik demands ban on tobacco cultivation

Adhunik (We Prevent Smoking) has demanded that the government should move from tobacco control to a total ban on its cultivation and banish tobacco companies in phases to achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Ha
Financial Express (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:24
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Nearly 40m people consume tobacco, says Maleque

The state minister revealed the statistics at a press briefing at his ministry on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day-2017. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim and senior officials were present at the press briefing. With the theme "T
Financial Express (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:22
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[Asia, Bangladesh] ISLAM: Shoddy information on packets of tobacco products

The packets of tobacco products marketed in Bangladesh contain...virtually no information on the proportion of harmful constituent elements. Thus, a consumer of tobacco products has no means to choose a less harmful tobacco product, even if she/he wishes
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:13
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Civil society exposes industry tax campaign in Bangladesh

As budget season nears, Bangladesh cigarette makers are attempting to enlist the government’s National Board of Revenue (NBR) in a campaign to highlight the danger of cigarette smuggling, which companies say results from raising tobacco taxes.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added May 23, 2017 12:33
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Proceeds from tobacco surcharge remain unused

The health development surcharge collected on all tobacco products has remained unused, although nearly three years have passed since the government levied it. The government imposed a 1 percent surcharge on all domestically produced and imported tobacc
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 24, 2017 17:27
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