Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

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Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

VietNamNet Bridge - With 16 million smokers, it is estimated that Vietnamese people pay about VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) for cigarettes per year. This is also the amount of money spent for treatment of the five common diseases related to tobacco.

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Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, alcohols

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Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, alcohols

The government has proposed to increase luxury tax on tobacco to 70 percent in 2016 and 75 percent in 2019, from the current 65 percent, in an effort to reduce smoking rate among men.

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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact: sources

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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact: sources

The United States has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said.

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PM orders stop to tobacco smuggling

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued a directive on Tuesday ordering ministries and relevant agencies throughout the country to curb tobacco smuggling.

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Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, beer, spirits

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnamese lawmakers have agreed to raise the special consumption tax (SCT) imposed on tobacco, beer and spirits, as proposed by the Government, from 2016, with a view to curbing consumption of those items that are harmful to health.

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Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

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Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

Vietnam's latest bid to raise its tobacco taxes will do little to curb consumption because it fails to hit the country's die-hard smokers where they hurt most – their pockets, health groups say.

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Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

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Health Ministry proposes tax hike on tobacco products

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has proposed to raise the tax rates on tobacco to 105% in 2015 and 145% in 2018.

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Experts urge Vietnam to aim higher with tobacco tax

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Experts urge Vietnam to aim higher with tobacco tax

Experts say Vietnam should raise its tax on tobacco beyond the Ministry of Finance's modest plan in order to curb smoking and raise much-needed funds.

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Blood group 'link to memory loss'

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Blood group 'link to memory loss'

There may be a link between a rare blood type and memory loss in later life, American research suggests.

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Vietnam cops bust gang that includes meth-smoking, lock-picking prodigy

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Vietnam cops bust gang that includes meth-smoking, lock-picking prodigy

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested a gang of thieves that stoke scores of motorbikes and personal affects with the help of a meth-smoking, lock-picking prodigy.

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E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist' say researchers

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E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist' say researchers

Warnings over e-cigarettes are alarmist - and increasing their use could save many lives, researchers have said.

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China tobacco monopoly blocks full ban on tobacco ads: sources

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China tobacco monopoly blocks full ban on tobacco ads: sources

Intense lobbying by China's powerful state tobacco monopoly resulted in the weakening of controversial legislation that had been meant to introduce a complete advertising ban in the world's largest consumer and producer of tobacco, sources said.

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Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year

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Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday.

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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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It’s trendy to smoke shisha in Vietnam

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It’s trendy to smoke shisha in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Shisha appeared for the first time in a bar in downtown Saigon more than four years ago. Since then, smoking shisha has become trendy among young people in big cities like Hanoi and HCM City.

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