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Experts warn e-cigarettes are dangerous, may contain narcotic substances

The common characteristic of new-generation drug poisoning cases is the severe conditions of patients, with symptoms of convulsions, hallucinations, uncontrollable behaviors, and damage to the brain and other organs.

E-cigarettes not allowed in Vietnam, but ads are seen everywhere

New-generation cigarette products have a variety of designs and flavors, leading to rapid popularity among youth, especially students.

Legal barriers needed to ban e-cigarettes among students

Many experts have suggested establishing a legal framework to control new-generation tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco, and prohibit their use among students.

Vietnamese Government urged to ban e-cigarettes

Vietnam has the 15th largest population of smokers in the world, and approximately 40,000 people die each year from diseases caused by smoking.

WHO official urges tobacco tax, price hikes

Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam Angela Pratt has called on the country to raise tobacco tax and prices, which are still among the world’s lowest.

National Strategy on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control to 2030 approved

Vietnam is striving to reduce the rate of tobacco use among males aged from 15 to less than 39% in the 2023 – 2025 period as set out in the freshly-approved National Strategy on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control to 2030.

Rampant sale of E-cigarettes causes bad social influences

With loose control, the rampant sale of these cigarettes has caused bad influences on society.

Ministry urges tightening control of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has demanded enhancing communications along with examination and settlement of the purchase, sale, and trading of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, which haven’t been licensed in Vietnam.

New-generation cigarette use on the rise: official

The trading of new-generation tobacco products is popular around the world in recent years, leading to an increase in the rate of new-generation cigarette use, especially among the young.

Health ministry raises alarm about use of e-cigarette among students

There have been numerous incidents of students requiring emergency medical attention due to nicotine poisoning and other chemicals present in e-cigarettes and heated cigarette products.

Alarms raised on e-cigarettes after emergency cases involved students

The percentage of people aged above 15 who use e-cigarettes rose from 0.2 per cent in 2015 to 3.6 per cent in 2020.

Doctors warn of toxic drugs in e-cigarettes

More cases of e-cigarette poisoning have been reported.

Revelations of an e-cigarette seller

After exchanging text messages via social media, VietNamNet’s reporter, who acted as an e-cigarette buyer, decided to meet the seller and discovered many things that made him shiver.

Vietnamese spend US$2 billion on tobacco a year

A workshop providing the press with information on the use of tobacco in Vietnam, challenges in minimising tobacco use and solutions to them was held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi on Wednesday.

New-generation cigarettes: at least 12 months needed to be legalised

Twelve months is the minimum time that policy makers need to study and come up with regulations for the use of new-generation cigarettes, experts have suggested.

Fines for selling tobacco to minors may not stub out problem

Under a Government decree that took effect on Sunday, anyone who sells cigarettes to the minors under 18 can be fined VND3 million to VND5 million (US$129-315).

Smoking violators to face high fines

Decree 117 states that anyone who sells cigarettes to the minors will be fined from VND3m (USD129) to VND5m.

Unsafe e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products target young customers

E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) were not safe for children, adolescents or young people, and these new products targeting young people had in fact created a new generation of addicts, experts warned.

No Smoking Challenge 2020 online contest launched


An online contest on tobacco harm prevention was launched across Việt Nam from now till May 31 to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National No Tobacco Week 2020 (May 25-31).

Smoking increases risk of COVID-19 community transmission

Smoking can increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission within the community as it weakens lung function and immune response to infections, an official said.