Society

Vietnam's museums learn to think outside the box

The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh city is filled with the fragrance of grass and rice, punctuated by the lingering smoke of cooking fires. Foreign visitors watch on as old women - once guerrilla fighters - cook the rice which will then be pressed into balls.
World

Singapore, Malaysia choke on haze from Indonesia

Singapore on June 17 urged Indonesia to take “urgent measures” to tackle forest fires occurred on its Sumatra island that caused a thick haze of smoke hung in the air in the densely populated Singapore.
Environment

Activities respond to World Environment Day

A ceremony to sum up a national poster contest and an exhibition on the theme of environment were held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 4. The events are part of activities in response to World Environment Day.
World

Thai airports high on smoke

Smoke-developed index (SDI) from cigarette in Thailand’s airports is four times higher than in the United States, according to a research conducted by Mahidol University.
Society

Non-smoking environment for workers discussed

A seminar was held on May 9 in Hanoi to discuss the implementation of the law and strategy on the prevention and control of the harmful effects tobacco has on public servants and workers.
Society

Experts discuss health warnings for tobacco

The Government's draft law on tobacco control regulates that health warnings must occupy 50 percent of the tobacco packaging, but health experts said that implementation of this regulation would need long-term attention.
Society

Vietnam responds to World No Tobacco Day

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly held a press briefing in response to World No Tobacco Day 2012, themed “tobacco industry interference,” in Hanoi on May 22.