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Dhaka, Sunday   23 February 2020


Cheap tobacco firming more profit

 Ukhia (Cox’s Bazar) correspondent

 Published: 08:37 PM, 28 February 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Tobacco cultivation is getting popularity in the Ukhia of Cox's Bazar area due to its little production cost and big profit. Which is a serious threat to human health as well as environment. Due to availability of tobacco, the number of smokers is increasing alarmingly.

A survey of the World Health Organization found that seven percent children between 13-15 years age are habituated in consuming of the tobacco. This number is increasing every year because prices are cheaper. Besides, four crore 13 lakh adults in the country use cigarettes, biri and tobacco.

Tobacco cultivation has been done on hundreds of acres of land in Paglir bills, Patabari, Thimchari and Khowachhari of Haldiapalong UP in the upazila.

Abul Ala, a resident of Thimchari village, said that earlier tobacco would be cultivated in double lands than present. Due to the obstruction of the villagers now decreased.

Upazila Agriculture Officer. Shariful Islam said that necessary measures will be taken after checking the issue of tobacco cultivation.