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 Mode: Face-to-Face survey|
|Wave||Survey Dates||Survey Sample Size|
|BD1 - Bangladesh||January 21 to May 11, 2009||3,107 Smokers and 2,656 Non-Smokers|
|BD2 - Bangladesh||March 18 to June 5, 2010||2,938 Smokers, 169 Quitters, 2,573 Non-Smokers|
|BD3 - Bangladesh||November 16, 2011 to June 5, 2012||3,275 Tobacco Users, 242 Quitters, 2,005 Non-Users|
|BD4 - Bangladesh||October 12, 2014 to April 16, 2015||2,811 Tobacco Users and Quitters, 1,431 Non-Users|