The Bangladesh government significantly raised the price of tobacco products, including cigarettes and bidi, in its proposed budget in a bid to restrain tobacco consumption and surge revenue collection. Read more


A team of the field office of the National Board of Revenue busted a fake cigarette factory in Tangail. The factory had been running its operations under the guise of a rice mill. Read more


Results from a Global Adult Tobacco Survey report has shown the use of tobacco has declined in the last 8 years. Read more


Japan Tobacco Inc. agrees to acquire tobacco operations from Bangladesh’s Akij Group, expanding its presence in Asia. The purchase price is estimated at USD $1.5 billion. Read more


With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. Read more


Around nearly 2 million workers in the local bidi industry could become jobless if proposed taxes come into effect, experts say. Read more


From the Associate editor

Thai Policy Burns

Sometimes it seems regulators are just in a race to outdo each other in coming up with the new policies makes you shake your head in amazement. The latest doozy is from Thailand.

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