Smoking rate among men falls in 2020 Society

Smoking rate among men falls in 2020

The smoking rate among men in many provinces and cities last year fell compared to 2017 as a result of agencies’ efforts to implement tobacco harm-prevention programmes, Dr Phan Thi Hai, deputy head of the Tobacco Harm Prevention Fund, said at a conference held in HCM City last week.
Bladder tumours difficult to treat Health

Bladder tumours difficult to treat

Eighty percent of bladder tumours are cancerous and difficult to treat, according to Dr Nguyen Hoang Luong of the urological endoscopy department at Binh Dan Hospital in HCM City.
Health ministry wants everyone to stop smoking Health

Health ministry wants everyone to stop smoking

Quitting smoking would help create a healthy environment for each individual, family and society, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son at a meeting held in Hanoi on May 29 to respond to World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and National No Tobacco Week (May 25-31).
Ethnic village turns into civilised community Society

Ethnic village turns into civilised community

An ethnic-minority village in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has become well-known for its title “village with 3-nos” (no drinking, no smoking and no social evils) thanks to a concerted communal effort that commenced over a dozen years ago.
Lung cancer patients in Indonesia surge World

Lung cancer patients in Indonesia surge

The number of lung cancer patients in Indonesia has increased nearly 10-fold compared to 15 years ago, data from the Indonesian Lung Association (PDPI) showed.
Philippines to ban e-cigarettes ASEAN

Philippines to ban e-cigarettes

Philippine police on November 20 began enforcing a ban imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte on the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces.
Indonesia’s ban on online cigarette ad receives praises World

Indonesia’s ban on online cigarette ad receives praises

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has applauded Indonesia for its move to block online cigarette advertising, as an attempt to protect young people from being exposed to tobacco, and urged other countries to follow suit.
Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years Society

Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years

Vietnam has seen a marginal 2 percent decline in the number of cigarette smokers since the Law on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control took effects six years ago, heard a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10 to seek measures to improve the efficiency of the law’s implementation.