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

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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 1 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 1 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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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 3 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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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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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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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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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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Health ministry calls for higher tobacco tax

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VietnamPlus English 14 month(s) ago

Health ministry calls for higher tobacco tax

The Ministry of Health has proposed a road map for the increase of taxation on tobacco, with the aim of reducing consumption.

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WHO suggests graphic warnings in tobacco control

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WHO suggests graphic warnings in tobacco control

Smoking is a big problem in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, and now the World Health Organization (WHO) wants tobacco warning labels to be more vivid.

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Experts seek ways to end smoking in Europe

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VietnamNet English 16 month(s) ago

Experts seek ways to end smoking in Europe

European experts gave their warnings to insisting smokers in Europe at a conference here on Wednesday, as European countries are taking necessary rules and regulations to prevent the use of tobacco products.

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Will new taxes curb smoking and drinking in Vietnam?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 17 month(s) ago

For experts and analysts, the answer is a resounding ‘no’ while the Trans-Pacific Partnership could render anti-smoking laws toothless

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Smokeless tobacco use rings alarm in South-East Asia

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VietnamPlus English 23 month(s) ago

Around 250 million people consume smokeless tobacco in 11 countries in South-East Asia, accounting for 90 percent of global smokeless tobacco users, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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US’s controversial TPP proposal is smoking gun for corporate agenda

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Báo Thanh Niên English 24 month(s) ago

US’s controversial TPP proposal is smoking gun for corporate agenda

Vietnam and other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations face aggressive interference from Big Tobacco in the passage and implementation of public health policies, critics warn

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