Tag: Bangladesh

Export tax withdrawn

Export tax withdrawn

| September 11, 2017

If a country that grows tobacco wants to cut the health consequences of smoking within its borders, should it or should it not tax tobacco-product exports?

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No urgency to health plans

No urgency to health plans

| August 29, 2017

The government of Bangladesh seems to have been in no hurry to use the revenue from a tobacco surcharge to deliver a tobacco control policy.

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Bidis to be phased out

Bidis to be phased out

| July 31, 2017

Bangladesh is to phase out bidis and cheap cigarettes from its market as international cigarette brands take over.

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Warnings on top

Warnings on top

| July 7, 2017

The government of Bangladesh has ordered tobacco companies to print graphic health warnings on the upper half of the front and back of the tobacco packs from Sept. 19.

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Bangladeshi children smoking

Bangladeshi children smoking

| June 13, 2017

With two in five Bangladeshi school children reporting that they smoke, calls are being made to strengthen tobacco-control programs in the country.

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Income surcharge proposed

Income surcharge proposed

| June 6, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh look likely to be hit with a 2.5 percent surcharge on their incomes from the sale of products such as cigarettes and bidis.

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Taxing harm reduction

Taxing harm reduction

| June 2, 2017

While many observers see electronic cigarettes as part of a new wave of harm reduction, Bangladesh’s Finance Minister lumps them with traditional cigarettes.

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Health funds unused

Health funds unused

| May 19, 2017

Money taken from smokers as part of a government ‘health development surcharge’ has done nobody any good because, three years down the line, it lies unused.

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Farm worker abuses alleged

Farm worker abuses alleged

| May 5, 2017

The US-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee says that not enough is being done to address the ‘numerous reports detailing human rights abuses’ on British American Tobacco’s contract farms.

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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Inspiring women

Inspiring women

| March 14, 2017

A woman working in the tobacco industry figured prominently when Women In Leadership this year held its third annual Inspiring Women Awards in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Alternative crops sought

Alternative crops sought

| March 13, 2017

Bangladesh is looking to encourage its tobacco growers to switch to other crops, but the question is, will it be any more successful than have others that have tried to do the same.

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