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Government strategic plan is necessary for tobacco control Demand raised in Conference on WHO EMPOWER policy implementation

In Bangladesh, 59% of total deaths causes from non-communicable diseases. Smoking and tobacco consumption are responsible for about 40% NCDs. about 100,000 people die due to tobacco related causes. So, highest emphasis should give on tobacco control. Public health experts from the country urged the above opinion in a daylong ‘Conference on WHO MPOWER policy implementation’ held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on 16 May 2017.

Demand for abolishing slab system of tobacco tax

On 23 April 2017 Institute of Health Economics of Dhaka University and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust jointly organized a seminar on “Importance of Increasing Tobacco Tax” at National Press Club.

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