According a recent joint survey conducted by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, Việt Nam is currently the second biggest consumer of beer and liquor in Southeast Asia—only after Thailand—the 10th largest in Asia and the 29th largest in the world.
The survey shows that 77 per cent of Vietnamese men drink liquor and beer, nearly half at hazardous levels.
The ministry is considering a ban on sales of liquor and beer after 10pm, aiming to reduce the negative impacts of drinking.
The proposal has been welcomed by some, while others have disagreed and expressed concerns.
What do you think of the proposal? Do you think it will be strong enough to limit the negative impacts of drinking?
How do you think the ban would affect nightlife in Việt Nam?
Do you think the ministry should add more accompanying measures?
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