ITC Project


Bangladesh was the first country to sign the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and was among the first 40 countries to become a Party to the FCTC. Bangladesh made a further commitment to tobacco control in 2005 with the passage of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA), whose provisions, including enhanced warning labels, smoke-free legislation, and advertising and promotion restrictions, were implemented in 2006. Bangladesh strengthened its tobacco control policies in 2012 with an amendment to the TCA, including more comprehensive smoke-free laws and graphic warning labels, amongst other changes.


Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Face-to-face survey

Wave  Survey Dates Survey Sample
1 January 21 to May 11, 2009 3,107 Smokers and 2,656 Non-Smokers
2 March 18 to June 5, 2010 2,938 Smokers, 169 Quitters, 2,573 Non-Smokers
3 November 16, 2011 to June 5, 2012 3,275 Tobacco Users, 242 Quitters, 2,005 Non-Users 
4 October 12, 2014 to April 16, 2015 2,811 Tobacco Users and Quitters, 1,431 Non-Users 


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Bangladesh Contact Information

Partner Institutions

Anne Quah, Research Scientist

Nigar Nargis, Co-Principal Investigator

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