Plans have been proposed to increase tax on tobacco, ban electronic vapes and tighten online advertising of cigarettes.
Revenues have been rising for three years for state-owned Vinataba, but its profits have fallen off the cliff.
A three-month social media campaign against smoking was launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam in partnership with key tobacco control partners in Hanoi on September 27.
Raising tobacco taxes could help reduce smoking and the harm it causes to women and children, experts said at a workshop held in Hanoi early this week.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health is planning to provide training on how to help local residents quit smoking for staff at ward- and commune-level People’s Committees.
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.
The enforcement of the law on tobacco harm reduction should be promoted in ministries, branches and local authorities to reduce dangers from smoking and lower the death rate caused by smoking, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
The National Assembly Standing Committee has issued Resolution No. 344/NQ-UBTVQH14 on disciplinary measures against Vu Huy Hoang, who served as minister of industry and trade in the 2011-2016 tenure.
Vietnam will share her experience in tobacco harms prevention at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) in India from November 7-13.
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 number of Vietnamese celebrities took part on May 28 in an event in Ho Chi Minh City, calling people to say no to tobacco.
The rates of passive smoking both at home and workplaces in Vietnam declined from 73.1% and 55.9% in 2010 to 59.9% and 42.6% last year, respectively.
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.
Vietnam’s index of industrial production (IIP) in October picked up 8.8% over the same month last year, contributing to a year-on-year increase of 9.7% in the first ten months of the year, announced the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Enterprises violating the law while engaging in promotional activities may face administrative penalties and/or additional sanctions.
A meeting was held in Hanoi on May 31 to deliver the message on the role of women in creating a smoke-free home towards a smoke-free environment.
A meeting was held at the Hanoi National University of Education on May 29 in response to World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the 2015 National No Tobacco Week.
People in Thuong Dinh village in Quang Xuong district in Thanh Hoa province are busy with harvesting tobacco leaves.
Nine northern and central provinces on July 4 signed a joint commitment to building smoke-free workplace in a bid to curb ill effects of cigarette smoking.