Tobacco Control Politics in Bangladesh

Dissertation, (2016)
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Abstract

Despite having a set of well-intended tobacco control policies since 2003, the production and consumption of tobacco in Bangladesh have increased. This paper explains why the tobacco control policies in Bangladesh failed to deliver their intended outcomes. Using a combined framework of political economy and policy implementation analysis, this study examines the information collected from primary and secondary sources. Based on the findings, the paper argues that the game of interests among the stakeholders have made the state institutions inactive and ineffective. Lack of political commitment and politics of interests have failed the implementation and skewed the outcome.

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Md Mahmudul Hoque
University of Sussex

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