Smoking and Using of Tobacco Products (Control) Act, 2005

COMMENTS: The Smoking and Using of Tobacco Products (Control) Act, 2005 (Act No. XI of 2005) is one of the principal laws governing tobacco control in Bangladesh. The law is comprehensive and provides for: restrictions on smoking in public places; restrictions on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; health warnings on packaging and labeling; and loans for the cultivation of other cash crops as alternatives to tobacco, among others. The provisions of the Act were deemed to be in addition to and not in derogation of tobacco control provisions of existing laws, to the the extent that there were no contradictory provisions. The list of existing laws specifically included the Railways Act, 1890 and the Juvenile Smoking Act, 1919, two laws included in this database.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 16, 2024 unless otherwise noted.