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[Asia, Bangladesh] Muhith plans tobacco tax hike for next fiscal year

The government plans to hike taxes on tobacco again next fiscal year to discourage its consumption. Tobacco is less taxed in Bangladesh than in other countries, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in (bd)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:32

[Asia] Comprehensive efforts to build tobacco-free Bangladesh stressed

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Campaign for Tobacco- Free Kids (CTFK) extended assistance in arranging the meeting on larger enforcement and implementation of the Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act and related policies. Cabinet Division Additi
The News Today (bd)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:39

[Asia] Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies 'continue to flout rules' in Bangladesh

One year after rules of printing the graphical health warning on pack made mandatory, a study finds most tobacco companies are still flouting the law. The tobacco industry rather resorted to fresh “ill tactics” to undermine the implementation of the la (bd)
added Mar 19, 2017 22:22

[Asia, Bangladesh] Inspiring women professionals honoured

Winners of the Inspiring Women Award 2017 Le Méridien hotel in Dhaka on the occasion of International Women's Day....Farhana Chowdhury, area manager of [BAT] Bangladesh, was crowned as the Aspiring Woman Leader.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Mar 14, 2017 02:11

[Asia, Bangladesh] New policy to cut tobacco farming

As part of its efforts to bring tobacco consumption to zero by 2040, the government has drafted a policy to inspire tobacco farmers to go for alternatives crops. The National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare re
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Mar 14, 2017 02:04

Inspiring women in Bangladesh

BAT Bangladesh had extra reason to celebrate on International Women’s Day recently, with two female managers winning prestigious national awards.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Jul 4, 2017 18:42

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco cultivation goes unchecked again in Bandarban

Tobacco cultivation in Bandarban hill district raises hackles again as some companies are managing to manoeuvre a web of incentives in cash and kind to attract marginal farmers. The companies have aggressively been expanding their businesses even on gove
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added Mar 14, 2017 02:05

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco cultivation decreasing in Rangpur region

Cultivation of tobacco started decreasing in Rangpur agriculture region in recent years as a result of increasing awareness among farmers about negative impacts of tobacco products on public health. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DA
Daily Observer (bd)
added Jan 15, 2017 18:21

[Bangladesh] Speakers for strict enforcement of tobacco control law

Strict enforcement of the amended Tobacco Control Law has become an urgent need for freeing the public places from smoking, said speakers at a discussion on Sunday. They said gross violation of the act continues in restricted areas including public place
Financial Express (bd)
added Jan 9, 2017 22:13

[Asia, Bangladesh] ZAFAR: Smoking and its harmful impact among students

The prevalence of smoking especially among the students of the private universities in Bangladesh is alarming. On a recent survey of students of two top ranking private universities, it was found that there is a high prevalence of smoking among students.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Dec 24, 2016 23:48
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