Vietnam 's Smoking Situation As A Case Study

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III. Vietnam’s smoking situation as a case study
1. Smoking in Viet Nam Viet Nam is one of the countries that have the highest smoking rate in the world. In 2010, almost a half of Vietnamese men (47.4%) and 1.4% of Vietnamese female citizens were reported as smokers. From 2002 to 2010, the smoking rates had reduced (male: 56.1% to 47.4%; female: 1.8% to 1.4%). However, due to the Vietnamese population had skyrocketed during 10 years before 2010, the absolute number of Vietnamese smokers had unlikely declined from 1997 to 2010, around 15.5 million and 15.3 million, respectively. Moreover, some experts view that due to the globalization and ‘rising income’ in Viet Nam may lead to the increase of female smokers in future. More seriously, smoking also influenced to non-smokers who was suffering second-hand smoke. In 2001/2002, 63% Vietnamese families have smokers and 71% Vietnamese children under 6 year old lived in smoking environment. Tobacco use has been a leading cause of killing non-communicable in Viet Nam, such as lung cancer. According to a report in 2007, 87% of lung cancer male patients in Viet Nam were ‘current or ex-smokers’ and this number of female patients was 11%. It caused approximately 44,000 deaths in 2008 and this number was predicted to grow up to more than 50,000 in 2023. Smoking charges directly to the income of smokers and Vietnamese smokers totally paid approximately VND14,000 billion for tobacco. In addition, tobacco use also imposes a…
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