Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is striving to scale back the speed of tobacco use
amongst males aged from 15 to lower than 39% within the 2023 – 2025 interval as set out
within the freshly-approved Nationwide Technique on Tobacco Hurt Prevention and
Management to 2030.
The determine amongst ladies aged from 15 is anticipated to lower to
The technique additionally goals to scale back the speed of passive smoking
at work to lower than 30%, at eating places to lower than 75%, at bars and cafes to beneath 80%, and at accommodations to beneath 60%. The figures are hoped to drop to beneath 25%, 65%,
70% and 50%, respectively, within the 2026-2030 interval.
It additionally units out duties and options for the implementation, together with
perfecting mechanisms, insurance policies and legal guidelines on the prevention and management of
tobacco harms, strengthening the management of Celebration committees and authorities
in any respect ranges and interdisciplinary coordination associated to this subject, stepping
up schooling and dissemination, intensifying inspection, examination and
dealing with of violations, selling scientific analysis and perfecting the
surveillance system on tobacco hurt prevention and management.
Efforts will probably be made to construct a roadmap to extend taxes on
tobacco merchandise to make sure that by 2030 the tax fee will attain the proportion
of the retail worth as advisable by the World Well being Organisation; and regulate
the minimal promoting worth of tobacco merchandise; analysis and consider the
effectiveness of the plan for calculating taxes on tobacco merchandise on the
retail worth so as to obtain the objective of lowering the speed of tobacco use.
The technique additionally proposes promulgate laws on the
prevention of e-cigarette merchandise, heated tobacco, shisha and different new
tobacco merchandise in the neighborhood; and the sale of tobacco for juveniles or juveniles’
promoting tobacco below the WHO Framework Conference on Tobacco Management.
Over the previous years, Vietnam has recorded encouraging leads to tobacco hurt prevention and management. The male smoking fee has fallen to 42.3% from 45.3% in 2015.