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Demands for Effective Price Hike in the Final Budget

Demands for Effective Price Hike in the Final Budget

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The proposed national budget for FY 2023-24, if adopted, will once again render tobacco products cheaper than essential commodities. This will raise tobacco-related illness and deaths, deprive the government of the opportunity to earn additional revenue, and only benefit tobacco companies. Economists and anti-tobacco leaders have raised demand for introducing specific supplementary duty (SD) to effectively raise the prices of tobacco products in the final budget. Such issues have been discussed today (12 June 2023, Monday) during a post-budget press conference on tobacco price and tax measures, held at the Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mia auditorium of the press club, jointly organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA). ...