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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 (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38

[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] 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

[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] 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] 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

[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
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