Plans have been proposed to increase tax on tobacco, ban electronic vapes and tighten online advertising of cigarettes.
VOV.VN -Border guards in An Giang province have thwarted two smuggling rings. Forces seized a total of 2,000 packs of cigarettes and 1.5 tonnes of sugar from Cambodia.
VOV.VN - The police force in the central province of Thua Thien Hue have seized a vehicle which was illegally transporting a large quantity of goods with undocumented origins.
Smuggling cases found in 2017 were down in number but up in value, said Deputy Director of the General Department of Customs’ Anti-Smuggling Department Nguyen Khanh Quang during a press conference recently held in Hanoi.
Contraband tobacco results in a loss of VND7 trillion (US$309 million) for Vietnam’s state budget, Nguyen Dinh Truong, head of the Tobacco Economic Technical Institute has said at a recent meeting.
Large volumes of cigarettes are being smuggled from Cambodia to Vietnam as the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday approaches, despite Vietnamese authorities’ efforts to deter the situation.
An increasing number of young adults in their thirties and forties are suffering from heart attacks, which typically occur in older age, according to Associate Professor Pham Manh Hung, chairman of the Vietnam Medical Association.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked people's committee in cities and provinces to make no smoking at workplace a rule in their office regulation.
(VOV) -There are a lot of things that can give a city an undeniable character. Cities can take on an energy so idiosyncratic that it is beyond recognition.
Cuba's elderly will no longer be entitled to state-subsidised cigarettes, the government has said.