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Ministry wants health warnings on liquor ads

Liquor advertisements should carry dire health warnings, under a decree that instructs implementation of the Law on Preventing Acohol's Harmful Effects.

New law to show zero tolerance for alcohol while driving

Any amount of alcohol found in a person’s system will result in his/her driving license being revoked, under a new Vietnam law.

Alcohol destroyed my brother’s life. Don’t let it destroy yours

As long as drinking is a cultural necessity and worn as a badge of social honor, there will be a price to pay.
June 13, 2019 | 06:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam legislators: Alcohol bill not influenced by lobbying

The National Assembly general secretary, asked if interest groups have influenced a bill against alcohol, has assured that lobbying cannot sway the lawmaking process.
June 11, 2019 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam lawmakers say no to overnight alcohol ban

The parliament has rejected a curfew on the sale of alcoholic drinks proposed by the Ministry of Health.
June 04, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Drunk driving thrives in Vietnam because few pay the price

Typically, law enforcement and self-discipline would ensure people do not drive under the influence. Vietnam’s not typical.
May 28, 2019 | 10:34 am GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam rages against drunk driving as death toll mounts

Social media was shaken by the image of a boy weeping in front of his dead mother on a street after a recent accident.
May 22, 2019 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Drink-driving kills. Don’t be a killer

Drink-driving comes at a high price. It is leaving affected families and communities devastated – which outweighs its economic blows. 
May 21, 2019 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

8,000 march in Hanoi against drunk driving

Over 8,000 people marched in Hanoi on Sunday to protest against drunk driving, a reaction to recent accidents involving alcohol consumption.
May 14, 2019 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam records fifth highest increase in per capita alcohol consumption

Per capita liquor consumption in Vietnam increased 90 percent in 2010-2017, surpassing regional giants and against drops in Europe.
May 13, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Penalties for drunk driving in Vietnam

Violators can be fined VND500,000-18 million ($21.50 - $770) and have their licenses revoked for one to five months.
May 09, 2019 | 07:46 am GMT+7

Ban or promote online liquor sales? Vietnam lawmakers at odds

Lawmakers Friday hotly debated a draft law prohibiting online liquor sales, with some arguing it could prove counterproductive.
April 12, 2019 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Beer on the rocks: a strong Vietnamese preference

About 75 percent of Vietnamese like to put ice cubes in their beer glasses, a survey has found.
January 22, 2019 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Three really cool, crafty, draughty weekend haunts in Saigon

What’s a better weekend option than gourmet beer and gourmet food? Three places will try to answer this question.
January 17, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7
 
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