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Vietnam establishing anti-tobacco fund

| August 2, 2013

The Vietnamese government has decided to establish under the Ministry of Health a fund to be used for the control and prevention of tobacco harm, according to a story in Vietnam Plus.

The fund, which will be regulated under the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harm law, will be operated on a nonprofit basis.

It is expected to support a range of activities, such as the dissemination of information on the negative impacts of tobacco and the introduction of smoke-free working-place initiatives, initially through the use of pilot models.

It will organize designated smoking areas in public places and support the establishment of community-based services to help smokers give up their habit.

The fund is being established with money from the compulsory contributions of tobacco manufacturers and importers, as well as with donations from national and international organizations and individuals.

Category: Breaking News

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