Smoking kills 40,000 Vietnamese people every year

40,000 Vietnamese people died of tobacco every year, reported by Ministry of Health on World No Tobacco Day (May 31).

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Vietnam is one of 15 countries with the highest number of male smokers across over the world. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health showed that out of two Vietnamese people are adult, one is addicted to tobacco. Around 21 percent of 16- 24 years old male smokers are addicted to tobacco.

Because the number of smokers is increasing rapidly every year, around 40,000 Vietnamese people will be died from diseases related to stroke, coronary artery, and lung cancer.

Smoking causes not only significant health damage but also national economic damage.

By Nguyen Quoc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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