Plans have been proposed to increase tax on tobacco, ban electronic vapes and tighten online advertising of cigarettes.
Hà Nội and HCM City are piloting programmes to reduce smoking.
More and more young people in Việt Nam are starting to smoke. They risk getting cancer. Cigarettes are cheap in Việt Nam, so it is easy for people to smoke. Doctors want cigarettes to become more expensive.
With a pack of cigarettes costing from just half a dollar and cases of cancer on the rise, health experts say more must be done to stamp out smoking
A short story by Hoàng Công Danh