The Vietnamese Farmers' Association and the Ministry of Health organized a rally in response to World No Tobacco Day in Bac Giang

Published May 23, 2024

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A ceremony was held to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, with participants including representatives from the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union, the Ministry of Health, and local leaders. The union has been working with the Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control Fund to educate members about the health risks of tobacco and has initiated smoke-free and tobacco-free campaigns. Despite a global decrease in smokers, tobacco-related diseases remain a significant cause of death in Vietnam, with over 100 people dying daily from these conditions. The government is implementing measures to reduce tobacco use and create smoke-free environments, with some success in reducing smoking rates among men. However, challenges persist, including the increase in tobacco use among women and the marketing of harmful products like electronic cigarettes to young people.
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Attending the ceremony, from the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union, there were Mr. Vu Quoc Huy - Member of the Standing Committee of the Central Vietnam Farmers' Union, Head of the Central Social Committee of the Association; Comrades and experts of the Central Social Committee of the Association. On the side of the Ministry of Health, there was Ms. Phan Thi Hai - Deputy Director of the Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control Fund. Also attending were Chairman of the Farmers' Association of Bac Giang province Ngo Tien Dung; leader of the Bac Giang Provincial Party Committee's Mass Mobilization Committee; leaders of the Labor Federation, Women's Union, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Bac Giang province, Yen Dung District Party Committee and more than 300 officials and farmer members. In his welcome speech, Mr. Vu Quoc Huy - Head of the Central Social Committee of the Association said that tobacco use is the world's leading preventable cause of death. Cigarettes directly harm the ...
Source: Danviet
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