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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.

Smoking crackdown underway

Smoking crackdown underway

Inspectors from the Ministry of Health have started to inspect smoke-free restaurants and hotels in Hanoi as part of efforts to build a non-smoking environment in public places.

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.

Tobacco use rampant among men in Hanoi

Tobacco use rampant among men in Hanoi

The prevalence of tobacco use in Hanoi is relatively high among men at about 47.4%, as many smokers are not aware of the negative health effects of smoking while others find it hard to quit the habit, said the Hanoi Steering Committee on Smoking and Health.