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Vietnamese spend over $1 billion per year on cigarettes

 VietNamNet Bridge - With 16 million smokers, it is estimated that Vietnamese people pay about VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) for cigarettes per year. This is also the amount of money spent for treatment of the five common diseases related to tobacco.

Social News 17/9

Five Vietnamese girls returned home; Hanoi tackles illegal cigarettes; Oyster breeders remove tires from Lang Co Bay; Quarry blasts rock surrounding neighbourhood; Hundreds of fake iPhones seized; Traffickers receive death sentences

Social News Headlines 6/6

Russian sailor saved onshore; Hanoi to name highway after General Vo Nguyen Giap; Smoking kills 40,000 Vietnamese people every year; Police cracks down on taxis for illegal parking

E-cigarettes linked to high odds of smoking among U.S. teens: study

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, are actually associated with higher odds of cigarette smoking among U.S. teens, U.S. researchers said Thursday.

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.

Social Headlines January 30

Free wifi for one hour; Police hunt suspect in woman's murder; Ha Noi pushes smoke-free zones in hotels, restaurants; Accidents kill 24 on first day of Tet; VN to experience temperature spikes after Tet

HCM City proposes to ban Shisha

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities said that Shisha smoking is many times more harmful than tobacco and it is the cause of serious diseases while the supply of Shisha is expanding.