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PROGGA-ATMA’s pre-budget press conference demands increase in tobacco prices

PROGGA-ATMA’s pre-budget press conference demands increase in tobacco prices

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To safeguard public health, research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) have called for an effective hike in the prices of tobacco products in the upcoming FY 2024-25 national budget. The two organizations presented their tobacco taxation and pricing-related proposals for the upcoming FY today (20 April 2024, Saturday) during a press conference held at the Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah Auditorium of the National Press Club, Dhaka. In support of the budget proposals, eminent economist and convener of the National Anti-Tobacco Platform, Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad said, 'Tobacco products are becoming cheaper over time when compared to the prices of essential commodities which is an ominous sign for public health. Considering hun...