Tobacco Use and its Consequences in Bangladesh

This policy brief was produced by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University (BIGD), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is based on a research paper examining tobacco use and its consequences in Bangladesh. The brief discusses adult and youth tobacco use based on data from GATS, the socioeconomic dimensions of tobacco use, health and economic consequences, reasons for initiation of tobacco consumption, and recommendations.

A corresponding policy brief can be found here.

A related report can be found here.

Tobacconomics published a blog about this brief on 5/7/19.

May 2019

Location(s): Asia, Bangladesh

Project: Think Tanks Project: Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Content Type: Policy Brief

Topic(s): Economic consequences, Health consequences, Prevalence and consumption, Tobacco use

Authors(s): Nasiruddin Ahmed, Jahangir Hossain, Rumana Huque, Ph.D., Md. Tariq Hassan, Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder