|A doctor gives point acupuncture to a cigarette addict as a supportive measure of cigarette detoxification. — Photo vinacosh.gov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — A television broadcast competition on the topic of cigarette harm prevention and control was launched on Wednesday in Hà Nội by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
The competition aims at improving education on cigarette smoking effects and encouraging reporters and television programme producers to enthusiastically participate in education activities to prevent cigarette harm.
Television programmes in Vietnamese or those that have Vietnamese subtitles on cigarette smoking effects, prevention and control that were broadcast on different channels this year can join the competition.
The competition organiser will award one first prize of VNĐ15 million (US$660), three second prizes of VNĐ13 million ($570) each, four third prizes of VNĐ10 million ($440) each and five encouragement prizes of VNĐ7 million ($310) each.
Besides this, the organiser will present one first prize and two second prizes for outstanding teams with prizes worth VNĐ20 million ($880) and VNĐ17 million ($750) each, respectively.
Submissions for the competition can be sent to the Ministry of Information and Communications at No 18 Nguyễn Du Street in Hà Nội’s Hai Bà Trưng District by the end of January next year at the latest.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoàng Vĩnh Bảo said the organiser hoped that the competition would be a motivation for reporters and editors to make more television news and programmes on the issue to change awareness and behaviour of the whole society on how cigarette smoking harms people’s health and the economy. — VNS