Global smoking deaths up by 5% since 1990: study

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has increased, a consortium of researchers reported Thursday.

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Thailand approves tobacco control law

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand has passed the tobacco control law, aiming for better control of tobacco products and protecting people’s health, source from Vnplus.

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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

A United Nations joint mission has found that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, cause 73% of all deaths in Vietnam.

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15.6 million Vietnamese spend $1.4bn on smoking: survey

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

15.6 million Vietnamese spend $1.4bn on smoking: survey

About 15.6 million adults in Vietnam consumed tobacco last year, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday, citing findings of a global survey.

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Teenager smoker rate declines by 1%

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VOV News English 17 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Teenager smoker rate declines by 1%

The rate of smokers aged 13-15 in Vietnam fell by 1% from 3.3% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2014, according to a related survey by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Country to decrease adult smokers from 47.4 percent to 39 percent by 2020

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SaiGon GP English 24 month(s) ago

Country to decrease adult smokers from 47.4 percent to 39 percent by 2020

Vietnam target to decrease the number of adult smokers from 47.4 percent to 39 percent by 2020, said Head of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department under the Ministry of Health Luong Ngoc Khue at a march on May 30 in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the World No Tobacco Day and the National Non-tobacco Week from May 25 to 31.

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Vietnam one of 15 nations with highest rate of smokers

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SaiGon GP English 24 month(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam is still named one of 15 nations in the world with the highest rate of cigarette smokers. This was released at a meeting held by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 28 in Hanoi to review 10 years carrying out of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) among adult smokers, and in some countries, among adult non-smokers and among youth.

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WHO urges Viet Nam for stricter tobacco rules

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VietNam News English 24 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

WHO urges Viet Nam for stricter tobacco rules

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Viet Nam to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

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Vietnam faces economic and health burdens from tobacco use

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VOV News English 24 month(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam faces economic and health burdens from tobacco use

(VOV) - Smoking-related diseases kill over 40,000 people in Vietnam each year, said World Health Organisation (WHO) Acting Representative, Jeffery Kobza.

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New global fund to help countries defend tobacco control

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VietnamNet English 27 month(s) ago

New global fund to help countries defend tobacco control

A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers.

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Consumption tax increase requires corresponding anti-smuggling measures

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VietnamPlus English 32 month(s) ago 1 related news

Consumption tax increase requires corresponding anti-smuggling measures

A plan to raise the special consumption tax should be closely linked to anti-smuggling efforts, National Assembly deputies stated during the ongoing 8th session in Hanoi on November 4.

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WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 34 month(s) ago

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.

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Hanoi responds to World No Tobacco Day

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VietnamPlus English 37 month(s) ago 1 related news

Hanoi responds to World No Tobacco Day

Hanoi agencies on May 31 signed a commitment with the municipal Health Department to prevent smoking in offices in response to World No Tobacco Day and National No Tobacco Week.

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Health campaigners hope tobacco tax hike will reduce consumption

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VietnamPlus English 37 month(s) ago 1 related news

Health campaigners hope tobacco tax hike will reduce consumption

The Ministry of Health on May 30 held a meeting on the implementation of tax and retail price rises for tobacco products, in a bid to reduce consumption, in response to World No-Tobacco Day (May 31).

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