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Higher taxes on tobacco products demanded

June 25, 2019 00:00:00

RAJSHAHI, June 24 (BSS): Anti-tobacco campaigners at a programme on Monday laid emphasis on the need for imposing higher taxes on tobacco products aiming to discourage the people from consuming cigarettes and other tobacco products.

They also called for formulating a specific tax policy on tobacco to reduce consumption significantly while addressing a post-rally discussion titled 'Imposing Specific Excise Taxes on All Tobacco Products' here .

Association for Community Development (ACD) organised the meeting at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point in the city demanding formulation of tax policy on tobacco products to enhance taxes on the products.

ACD Finance Director Pankaj Karmaker, Programme Manager Shahinur Rahman, Project Coordinator Abdur Razzaque, Advocacy Officer Shariful Islam and Project Officer Ahsan Ullah Sarker addressed the meeting.

The speakers put emphasis on combating the existing violation of the tobacco control law for protecting public health from non-communicable diseases.

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