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Vietnam moves to limit smoking in films, theaters

A scene from a Vietnamese movie showing a female character smoking

A culture ministry circular set to take effect next month will ban smoking in films and theaters in Vietnam with certain exceptions. According to the circular, issued on August 30, films and theatrical performances must not depict smoking if the action is done by minors, promotes the production and sales …

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Experts propose tax increase on cigarettes to cut smoking

Increasing taxes on tobacco is considered the best option to reduce the number of smokers.

It is estimated that Vietnam has more than 40,000 deaths each year from tobacco-related diseases. This number will increase to 70,000 per year by 2030, if effective preventive measures are not implemented immediately to prevent tobacco harm, experts have warned. Scientists, medical experts and policy makers gathered at an international …

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