Illicit cigarette trade study in Vietnam. Development and Policies Research Center Policy Brief
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Development and Policies Research Center

Policy brief
Western Pacific
Economy status
Upper-middle-income economies

Smoking remains a serious public health problem in Vietnam despite the various measures the country has taken to implement its obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). These measures include public education, prohibitions on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, health warnings, tax and price, and restrictions on public smoking. The country is ranked among those with the highest smoking
prevalence worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 15 million Vietnamese people smoke, and 40,000 people die from smoking-related diseases each year. Without proper measures, it is estimated deaths from smoking will reach 70,000 per year by 2030.