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Speakers for increasing prices of low-tier cigarettes

Speakers for increasing prices of low-tier cigarettes

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Speakers at a seminar today proposed raising the price of low-tier cigarettes to boost revenue generation for the government and also minimize health risks. They said although the low-tier cigarettes occupy almost 75 percent of the whole industry, their price remained unchanged over the last two years. As a result, the number of smokers at this level is not declining. The speakers came up with such suggestions at a seminar organized jointly by Dhaka Ahsania Mission and the Economic Reporters’ Forum (ERF), titled ‘Tobacco Price and Tax’, held at the ERF auditorium in the capital on Saturday, according to a press statement. Presided over by ERF President Sharmeen Rinvy, its general secretary SM Rashidul Islam, Dhaka Ahsania Mission deputy director Mokhlesur Rahman, CTFK Grants m...