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Vietnam in good health despite high alcohol, tobacco consumption

Vietnam 11th healthiest country in the world, according to LetterOne, while other studies paint a picture of excesses.

In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

Canada will end its pot prohibition Wednesday, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization.

Smoke smoking: WHO wants Vietnam to raise tobacco taxes

Vietnam’s current tobacco tax only accounts for 35 percent of retail prices, while the world average is 56 percent.
June 03, 2018 | 08:54 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

Customs boat crash kills cigarette smuggler in southern Vietnam

The incident took place when customs officers were chasing after smugglers on a river in the Mekong Delta.
April 20, 2018 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

Smoking hot: Find out where your nicotine fix comes from

Nomadic farmers from southern Vietnam work come rain or shine to cultivate and harvest tobacco.
April 14, 2018 | 07:24 am 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

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

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

India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

India, with a population of 1.3 billion, has about 100 million smokers.
August 18, 2017 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

'I wanted to make something good out of something that is considered harmful.'
August 14, 2017 | 08:10 am 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

E-cigarettes a 'major public health concern'

These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth.
December 09, 2016 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Second-hand smoke plagues Vietnam's restaurants: survey

Most restaurant owners say they fear asking customers to put out their cigarettes will hurt business.
November 17, 2016 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Global tobacco treaty leaders propose ejecting delegates with ties to industry

The proposal could affect delegates sent by countries like China and Vietnam.
November 03, 2016 | 06:01 pm GMT+7
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