Challenges remain in prevention and control of tobacco harms: expert Health

Challenges remain in prevention and control of tobacco harms: expert

A drop has been reported in the number of male adult smokers, but the ratio of e-cigarette smokers among adolescents is rising in Vietnam, according to Associate Professor Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, and Director of the Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund (VNTCF).
Online talk show calls for stopping second-hand smoke Health

Online talk show calls for stopping second-hand smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in Vietnam. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, of which 69 cause cancer, participants heard at a recent online talk show to respond to World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
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.
Malaysia considers total e-cigarette ban World

Malaysia considers total e-cigarette ban

Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes following reports of deaths in the US linked to e-cigarettes, said the country’s Minister of Health Dzulkefly Ahmad on October 14.