Mr. Iqbal Masud, Head, Health Sector of DAM has written 26 articles on tobacco tax which published in the renowned daily newspapers (English & Bangla). The daily newspapers are -, The Daily Star, The News Today, The Bangladesh Today, The Daily Sun, The Daily New Nation, The daily Inqilab, The daily Alokito Bangladesh, Bangla News24.com, The Report24.com, The Sokaler Alo , The Amader Kagoj, The Report24.com, Rising BD’, The Daily Bangladesh Pratidin, Global news,” The times info, The daily Independent , The daily Sangbad, The daily Noya Digonto, The daily Bhorer Kagoj , The Daily Kalbela, The Projonmer Alo , New Age, The Daily Jaijaidin etc daily print and online newspaper.
Seven DO letters for increasing tobacco tax have collected from Ministers and MPs
As part of DAM tobacco tax campaign program DAM has collected seven DO Letters regarding increase of tobacco tax from two Ministers and four MPs. The DO letters were from;
- Engineer Mossarraf Hossain, MP, Minister, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
- Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs,
- Mustafa Lutfullah, MP (Satkhira-01),
- S.M Jaglul Haider, MP (Satkhira-04),
- Salahuddin Ahmed (Mukti), MP, (Mymenshing-05)
- A K M Bahauddin (Bahar), MP, (Comilla-06)
- Ayeen Uddin.MP. Rajshahi-3.
The Honorable Ministers and MPs issued the DO letter to Finance Minister demanding increase tax on all tobacco products and increase Health Surcharge. They also demanded on remove various slabs of tobacco tax.