Experts for quick ban on e-cigarettes to prevent catastrophes

July 18, 2023 by

Experts for quick ban on e-cigarettes to prevent catastrophes

The Cabinet is likely to approve the Smoking and Using of Tobacco Products (Control) (Amendment) Act, 2013 this month, which proposes a complete ban on the manufacturing, import and sale of e-cigarettes, with a provision of imprisonment of a maximum of six months, a fine or both. Later, it will be placed in Parliament for passage into law. The prime minister has already instructed the Health Ministry to amend the law, to make it more in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and compatible with the vision of building a tobacco-free country by 2040.

18.60% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 21.9 million current smokers in Bangladesh 36.40% of men are current smokers but only 0.50% of women.



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