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Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.

Tobacco kills 7 million people every year

Tobacco kills 7 million people every year

The World Health Organization has revealed that tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, and 80% of them live in low-and middle-income countries.

Lung cancer patients to get free EGFR mutation testing

Lung cancer patients to get free EGFR mutation testing

The central city of Da Nang’s Oncology Hospital, in cooperation with the British–Swedish biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, has launched its first-ever Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation testing programme for non-small cell lung cancer patients in Vietnam.

Robot-assisted surgery launches at Binh Dan Hospital

Robot-assisted surgery launches at Binh Dan Hospital

VOV.VN - On December 10, the Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated the first robot-assisted surgery centre in Vietnam, allowing doctors to introduce and apply advanced technologies in minimal-access surgery to benefit patients.

Vietnam among 15 nations with highest smoker number in world

Vietnam among 15 nations with highest smoker number in world

With about 40,000 people dying of smoking-caused diseases per annum, Vietnam is one of the 15 countries with the highest number of smokers in the world, a health official has announced, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) Office in Vietnam.

Work-related lung diseases affect workers

Nearly 28,000 people suffer from occupational diseases in Vietnam, reports released at a recent scientific conference on lung cancer and work-related lung diseases in Hanoi.

Law on tobacco safeguards community health

Law on tobacco safeguards community health

The Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has welcomed an important decision of Vietnam’s National Assembly to approve the Law on Tobacco Control, saying it will safeguard community health.