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Vietnam looks to boost health cooperation with Argentina

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Vietnam looks to boost health cooperation with Argentina

Vietnam wants to learn from Argentina’s experience in campaigns to prevent harm from tobacco, alcohol and non-contagious diseases, as well as in providing initial healthcare and improving public health, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

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Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

Vietnam has instituted many screening programmes for diabetes and pre-diabetes as part of efforts to reduce the rate of undiagnosed diabetics and protect people from cardiometabolic disorders which are intrinsically linked with diabetes and a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, according to experts.

Heavy fines still fail to stop littering

Society

Heavy fines still fail to stop littering

Regulations imposing heavy fines of up to 7 million VND (308 USD) on those who litter in public areas have been in effect for a year-and-a-half, but the number of violators who have been discovered and fined remains modest, so most city dwellers are indifferent to the fines.

Cigarette smuggling remains unabated

Society

Cigarette smuggling remains unabated

Cigarette smuggling has caused a loss of thousands of billions of Vietnamese dong each year for the State, according to figures released by the Vietnam Tobacco Association at a symposium held on July 23 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

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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.

Higher tax proposed to cut smoking

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Higher tax proposed to cut smoking

Statistics show 15.6 million Vietnamese people above 15 years old smoke, putting Vietnam in the 3rd place in ASEAN and 9th in the world in the number of smokers.