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A delegation of Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) and other anti-tobacco organizations met with Honorable Speaker of National Parliament Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury on 5 July 2018. During the meeting, the team discussed with her about the issues regarding overall tobacco control. ...
Though Finance Minister's budget speech speaks about taking steps to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh in future, but there is no reflection of that in the proposed budget. Rather, the tobacco industries’ interests have been protected by ignoring public health. On 27 June 2018, In a press conference at National Press Club, anti tobacco activists oppinioned this. ...
On 4 June 2018, in a human chain program titled on “Prevent TI interference in raising tobacco tax”, speakers urged this to the related authority of the government. The program was jointly organized by Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance (BATA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust- supported by The Union in front of National Press Club. ...
the existing taxation system is reformed in the light of the recommendations given by public health and anti-tobacco organizations, it would encourage nearly 6.42 million current adult smokers to quit, reduce premature deaths by 2.01 million among current smokers in the long term and raise additional tax revenue Tk 75 billion to 100 billion. experts and anti-tobacco activists opined this in a press confereance titled “Urge to policy makers for formulation of strict tax policy to reduce tobacco related disease and deaths” on 28 ...
On 25 April 2018 Bureau of Economic Research (BER)-University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Health Reporter’s Forum and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust jointly organized a seminar titled on “Importance of raising tobacco tax to achieve SDG”.   ...