Increase of actual price and tax of tobacco products will reduce the use of tobacco and will increase government revenue. Also healthcare expenditure will reduce in the long term. To reduce the use of tobacco, it is important to formulate national tobacco tax policy as per the directions of the Honorable Prime Minister. Speakers opined this in a discussion meeting on “Importance of formulating tobacco tax policy to prevent tobacco related health hazard” on 11 March 2019 at National Press Club organized by Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust.
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Health Economics Unit and National Tobacco Control Cell of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust jointly organized a seminar on “Importance of increasing tobacco tax for NCD control and reducing tobacco related diseases” at conference hall of HEU on 05 March 2019.Read more ..