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Bangladesh ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on June 14, 2004. In 2009, the ITC Project partnered with researchers at the University of Dhaka to establish The ITC Bangladesh (BD) Survey. The ITC BD Survey has conducted four waves of adult tobacco users and non-users aged 15 and older.

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Face-to-Face Interview
Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample Size
BD1 January 21 to May 11, 2009 5,771 (1,925 Cigarette Smokers, 279 Bidi Smokers, 599 Smokeless Tobacco Users, 213 Dual Cigarettes and Bidis Smokers, 694 Mixed Tobacco Users, and 2,061 Non-Users)
BD2 March 18 to June 5, 2010 5,795 (1,971 Cigarette Smokers, 255 Bidis Smokers, 593 Smokeless Tobacco Users, 204 Dual Cigarette and Bidi Smokers, 552 Mixed Tobacco Users, 154 Quitters, and 2,066 Non-Smokers)
BD3 November 16, 2011 to June 5, 2012 5,522 (1,723 Cigarette Smokers, 267 Bidis Smokers, 781 Smokeless Tobacco Users, 207 Dual Cigarette and Bidi Smokers, 297 Mixed Tobacco Users, 242 Quitters, and 2,005 Non-Users)
BD4 October 12, 2014 to April 16, 2015 4,242 (1,287 Cigarette Smokers, 196 Bidi Smokers, 610 Smokeless Tobacco Users, 144 Dual Cigarette and Bidi Smokers, 253 Mixed Tobacco Users, 315 Quitters, and 1,431 Non-Users)

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