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97 MPs recommend Cabinet Secretary take action to increase tobacco prices

97 MPs recommend Cabinet Secretary take action to increase tobacco prices

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In a letter to the Finance Minister initiated by the ‘Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing (BPFHW)’ to prevent non-communicable diseases and create additional revenue opportunities, 97 MPs have recommended an increase taxes and prices of all types of tobacco and tobacco products. As part of this, the forum has informed Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam and recommended taking action regarding this. A copy of the letter signed by 97 MPs has been placed to Khandker Anwarul Islam at Cabinet Secretary's Office. On behalf of BPFHW, secretariat organization Shasstho Shurokkha Foundation Executive Director Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed and director Dr. Rafiqul Islam share the letter to the Cabinet Secretary. BPFHW states that an increase of taxes and prices of tobacco p...