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Budget Reaction 2022-23: Budget to Make Tobacco Products More Affordable and Increase Health Risk

Budget Reaction 2022-23: Budget to Make Tobacco Products More Affordable and Increase Health Risk

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The proposed budget for FY 2022-23, if finally adopted and realized, will increase the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products among the poor and the youth. It will deprive the government of additional revenue and, at the same time, hike health expenditure. As the proposed budget has kept the supplementary duty unchanged and failed to introduce a specific tax system, the opportunity for tobacco companies to exponentially expand their profit remains wide open. Speakers said this today (18 June 2022, Saturday) during a post-budget press conference, jointly organized by PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) held at the Nasrul Hamid Auditorium of the Dhaka Reporters Unity. The event was supported by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). It was ...