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

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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