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Man fined $172 for smoking on flight

Authorities at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport have fined a man VND4 million ($172) for smoking on a flight from HCMC.

Two Vietnamese get nine-month flight bans for smoking

Vietnam’s aviation authorities have imposed nine-month bans on two Vietnamese men after they failed to pay fines for smoking on domestic flights.

Vietnam ranks 4th in liver cancer fatality rate

On average, 23 people per 100,000 die of liver cancer in Vietnam, among the highest rates in the world.
October 08, 2018 | 10:22 am GMT+7

90 percent of Vietnamese want tobacco tax raised: survey

Most Vietnamese want the tax on tobacco raised as a means to reduce smoking, a survey has found.
September 27, 2018 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

About 80 percent of the world's smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
May 30, 2018 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s health ministry proposes higher tobacco tax to reduce smoking among youth

Vietnam is one of the cheapest countries in Asia Pacific to buy a pack of cigarettes.
May 11, 2018 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

US charity hails Vietnam for trying to stub out tobacco use

An estimated 15.6 milllion people smoke in Vietnam, but that number is falling thanks to health awareness efforts.
March 08, 2018 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

The Southeast Asian country has been a tourist magnet for decades.
February 01, 2018 | 01:23 pm GMT+7

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly SE Asia: watchdog

Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users.
November 27, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Time off for good behavior: Japan firm rewards non-smokers

Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work.
November 01, 2017 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

Switching to e-cigs would delay millions of deaths: study

Scientists are still unsure about the potential harms of 'vaping' as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
October 03, 2017 | 09:01 am GMT+7

Inside Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

Several Vietnamese officials have parroted Philip Morris' positions on tobacco-control.
July 16, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Smoking: the burning issue that knows no borders

Images around the world, from Vietnam to the U.S., show the unshakable prevalence of tobacco despite repeated health warnings.
May 12, 2017 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year

That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes.
January 10, 2017 | 08:51 am GMT+7

HCMC may get tough on smoking, drinking in government offices

Under newly proposed rules, government employees will not be allowed to consume alcohol even during lunch breaks.
October 11, 2016 | 09:59 am GMT+7
 
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