Financial Losses in Smoking and Its Consequences in BANGLADESH

Md. Momtaz Uddin, Syed Moudud-Ul-Huq, Mohammad Arif Sattar, A. T. M. Shibbir Khan


Smoking is a mega problem in Bangladesh. Financial losses and consequences of smoking in Bangladesh are the main spotlights of this study. Huge financial losses are involved in this ghastly habit. Losses are occupied in individual, family and national levels. Its indirect losses are found significant. This paper presents the bad effects of smoking in the form of direct and indirect losses. Smoker is not only the affected person of smoking but also the others. In consequences part, it reveals the main issues that are held responsible for problems in family and society as a whole. It identifies the main causes of smoking. The vision of this writing is refrain people from smoking. The vision is also followed by a vital issue i.e. economic viewpoint of Bangladesh. Finally, it sets some recommendations for overcoming awful effects of smoking.

Key Words: Smoking, Financial Losses, Direct Losses, Indirect Losses, Opportunity Cost, Consequences, Bangladesh

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