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Tougher sanctions imposed on drunk drivers

Tougher sanctions will be imposed on drunk drivers in last months of the year as more year-end parties are usually organized this time; worse, about 40 percent of drivers drive under the influence of alcohol,

Police collect US$10.9 million from fining drivers under influence of alcohol

Traffic police across the country fined 20,000 drivers under the influence of alcohol collecting VND253 billion ($10.9 million) for the state budget this month.

Vietnam identifies underage drinking problem

Experts have raised warnings over underage drinking in Vietnam as well as the consequences.


Ban on drink driving to take effect early next month

The Law on Preventing and Combating the Harmful Effects of Liquor and Beer will take effect early next month, imposing a blanket ban on drink driving.


Should we celebrate Tet at all?

 And/or, why are we celebrating two New Years every year?Amidst all the happy hustle and bustle associated with the approach of Tet (Lunar New Year), this topic is being revisited this year on social media with surprising fervour.

Drinking, drug use largely down among U.S. teens in 2016

The use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances declined among U.S. teens again in 2016, continuing a long-term trend,

Americans drinking less soda, eating more whole grains and nuts

 Americans are adding more whole grains, nuts and seeds to their diets and cutting back on sodas and sugary drinks, a U.S. study suggests.

15 die, 6,200 hospitalized for injuries after fights over Tet holiday

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than than 6,200 people were hospitalized during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) and 15 people died from injuries received from physical fighting, reported the Ministry of Health.

Traffic-safety body suggests take-home service for public drunks

The National Traffic Safety Commission will coordinate with the Beverage Association to develop a new model of alcoholic beverage selling points that would offer unique services for intoxicated people to ensure traffic safety in big cities.

Officials getting drunk on public funds

VietNamNet Bridge – Most civil servants who drink appear to enjoy their tipple a bit too much, leaving a negative impact on their work at state agencies in Viet Nam.

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

 The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.

Deputy police chief slays one at party

 VietNamNet Bridge - Due to conflicts while drinking, the vice police chief of Tra Van commune in Nam Tra My district, the central province of Quang Nam, killed one and injured two others with a knife.

The “drinking miracles” of officials

 VietNamNet Bridge - A few years ago, the chairman of the office of province was reported dead because of drinking.

The officials who beat civilians, cause accidents because of alcohol

 VietNamNet Bridge - Not only affecting their job performance, alcohol is also the reason that leads many officials and public servants to behaviors that cause serious consequences.

District deputy chairwoman criticized for drunkenness at work

"I do not like drinking because drinking only bring about diseases. But in this position, receiving guests is also business," explained Mrs. Cut Thi Nguyen, deputy chair of Ky Son district, Nghe An province.

Public servants and drinking

The female vice president of a district in Nghe An has been reprimanded for being drunk during parties, meetings and receptions. What do you think about the state that civil servants drink excessively, causing public discontent?

Vietnamese people “eat to die”?

VietNamNet Bridge - Dr. Dang Lich, Head of the Cardiovascular Ward of the Hanoi-based Huu Nghi Hospital says that he has met many people who died because of eating and drinking.