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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] Slab-based tax structure for tobacco encourages tax evasion: analysts

The government should take different initiatives if it wants to make Bangladesh tobacco-free by 2040, said Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation. It is important to increase tobacco tax, as part of the efforts to tackle the
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 19, 2017 15:03
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[Bangladesh] Fetching more revenue from VAT, Income Tax

Cheap cigarettes occupied 36% of market share, which gradually grew to approximately 80% last year. As a result, it is becoming harder to maintain smoking regulations and is negatively impacting government revenue as well. It is highly suggested that a un
Financial Express (bd)
added May 11, 2017 14:12
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Socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use among the adults in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

The urban slum population of Dhaka city has a high prevalence of tobacco use, which increases their likelihood of developing non-communicable diseases. Proper attention needs to be directed towards addressing the risk factors related to non-communicable
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 7, 2017 20:25
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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, Singapore] Smoking is responsible for 80 percent of all lung cancer worldwide

Star Lifestyle had an opportunity to sit with Dr Lim at the Parkway Cancer Centre, Singapore. He shared his vast experience regarding cancer - lung cancer in particular.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 25, 2017 15:46
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[Asia, Bangladesh] MASUD: Higher tobacco taxes increase revenue decrease death

The Bangladesh government is committed to reduce tobacco consumption. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged her government to work towards full compliance with the WHO FCTC and stated that overhauling tobacco tax is high on the agenda as the most powerful
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Impose ‘specific tax’ on tobacco products: activists

In a strange paradox, cigarette prices in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world, and local hand-rolled ‘bidis’ are even cheaper. But the tax rates are higher than in Norway which is the most expensive country for cigarettes, according to a WHO an
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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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
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:32
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[Asia] Bangladesh to increase tobacco tax in next fiscal year

“We are aiming to remove bidi from Bangladesh in two years,” Muhith said, after a meeting with the chiefs of parliamentary standing committees in Dhaka. Muhith made the same pledge on Mar 30 arguing that bidi, a type of cheap cigarette, was “very dangero
Customs Today (pk)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:09
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