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Letter to 350 MPs for tobacco tax and price increase in the budget

Letter to 350 MPs for tobacco tax and price increase in the budget

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Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), has recently written a request letter to 350 MPs to take a role in formulating and implementing a strong tobacco tariff policy for the upcoming 2022-23 fiscal year budget to increase the price of all tobacco products including cigarettes and to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh 2040 as announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister. In a letter addressed to each Member of Parliament separately, Kazi Rafiqul Alam said, "Since 2009, the current government has carried out massive socio-economic development, as well as tobacco control activities, has been strengthened." Tobacco use has decreased by 18.5 percent in 2017 (relative reduction) as compared to 2009. Although this reduction in tobacco use in a short period of time is a sign o...