Smoking can increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission within the community as it weakens lung function and immune response to infections, an official said.
VOV.VN -Vietnam has been listed among the top 11 for the healthiest countries in the world, according to the Global Wellness Index (GWI) published by investment firm LetterOne.
VOV.VN - One of the most urgent requirements of public health is to protect people from the risks of smoking as tobacco-related diseases claim more than 40,000 lives in Vietnam every year.
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.
VOV.VN - The death toll from smoking-related diseases in Vietnam has amounted to 40,000 per year, according to statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Home Affairs has proposed banning all local public servants from smoking and consuming alcohol at workplace.
Despite a law banning public smoking since 2013, smokers in Vietnam have shown been unwilling to obey the regulation.
Cambodia on September 6 launched a campaign to cut down on smoking in Siem Reap city in the country’s northwestern province of same name.
Mouthwashes said to be made from a range of natural herbs are being promoted in Vietnam as an effective aid to quit smoking, and claimed to be able to end users' nicotine craving in less than a week.
Vietnam’s Northern Airports Authority has fined a Korean passenger VND4 million (US$180) for smoking on a flight to Hanoi.
Tobacco consumption in Indonesian has been increasing, especially among young people.
Vietnam is among countries where smoking is most widely prevalent, losing more than 100 people a day to the habit and facing a huge financial burden, according to official figures.
A man from Hanoi has been fined VND4 million (US$180) for smoking in the toilet during a domestic flight.
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.
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.
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) - Smokers in restricted areas will be subject to fines ranging from VND100,000 to VND300,000.
(VOV) -Tobacco use is a leading cause of fatalities, resulting in over 6 million deaths in the world, including more than 40,000 Vietnamese in Vietnam every year.
A seminar was held on May 9 in Hanoi to discuss the implementation of the law and strategy for the prevention and control of the harmful effects tobacco has on public servants and workers.