HEALTH Updated at 10:25:11 05/27/2019  (Views:  1010 )
Meeting responds to World No Tob

Meeting responds to World No Tobacco Day

A meting was held in Hanoi on May 26 in response to the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National No Tobacco Week (May 25-31) following the theme “tobacco and lung diseases”.

Non-communicable diseases contribute to 73 percent of all deaths

 nationwide. Tobacco use is one of the major causes.

(Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien cited the fact that 96.8 percent of lung cancer patients in Vietnam smoke. 

Non-communicable diseases contribute to 73 percent of all deaths nationwide, he said, adding that tobacco use is one of the major causes.

Passive smoking is also the cause of lung diseases in children, making them suffer from health problems in adulthood, he said.

Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the health ministry’s department of medical examination and treatment and director of the tobacco control fund, said 40 cities and provinces nationwide held meetings in response to the National No Tobacco Week.

Smoking bans have been instituted in 1,560 State administrative agencies, 10,000 schools, 4,442 factories, and 508 hospitals.

Nearly 70 percent of trade unions at the grassroots level say no to smoking at the working environment while 195,000 workers gave up smoking.

Source: VNA

View by date
Information
Le Kim, Kim Ha bag two gold medals at the  2nd Asian Open Taekwondo Championships 2019

BTO- At the 2nd Asian Opemn Taekwondo Championships 2019, the sisters of Nguyen Thi Le Kim and Nguyen Thi Kim Ha (Kim and Ha for short) had excellent competitions along with their team and made remarkable contributions to the achievements of Vietnam national Taekwondo squad.

Read more
Binh Thuan culled over 30 thousands of pigs due to African swine fever

BTO- As many as 30,300 farmed pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF), or over 2,000 tons, was culled by August 19th, according to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Accordingly, the ASF affected to 1,287 livestock households in 31 wards/communes and 6 districts across the province.

Read more
Support online Hotline: 0918680377 - 0623604533
Online total: 10759286
Sponsored links: