Research by the Medical University Hanoi to April 2009, to evaluate the implementation of the regulations prohibit smoking in some public places in Vietnam, in three provinces of Thai Nguyen, Hue, Long ( represent three regions: North, South). This regulation was born four years ago, with the ban on smoking in some, such as railway stations, bus station, then to hospital, restaurants. Research is the participation of representatives from the central leadership, the provinces and districts with more than 600 people.
This is the premise for implementing the project as “a Vietnam does not smoke. Results showed that the regulations prohibit smoking in public places are not strictly followed. Both staff and people are not aware and not pay attention to these regulations.
Representatives of the Ministry related to the prevention of harmful effects of tobacco when asked concedes: “Many people even smoke beneath the sea ‘No Smoking’ … not only at work, people has been exposed to tobacco smoke anywhere.
Location inspired smoke most within a month mainly in restaurants, cafes, accounting for 72.5%.
Also under study, the number of public places where performance is assessed provisions seem better than public transport, hospitals, cinemas, theaters, a primary school because of the pressure around, the reminder …
Meanwhile, at the agency, the office only a few individual self and not abide by the impact of internal regulations. Employees do not smoke indoors but smoking outside the corridor. Proportion of people who see smoking in the offices of state agencies is nearly 56%.
“Almost does not make it. In fact, there is no smoking ban which is advised. Immediately the body I can see you. They do not smoke in the room as they do a sense that, in part is in the room calling the sisters “, a delegate of the Committee acknowledged social problems when asked.
Meanwhile, most people are asked not to provisions that prohibit smoking in cafes or restaurants, cinemas. Specifically, in Thua Thien Hue province, people do not participate in research those regulations to prohibit this.
Cause of the actual situation on the part of many people due to lack of strict financial institutions to sanction the violations.
“The reason is simple because if smoking is no penalty, at best only receive reminders or eye lack of sympathy,” an official said when asked.
District-level leaders also expressed: “The provisions made but have not been tested and supervision. The penalty provisions but I do not see anyone sanction smokers in places table prohibit. This gives them a common attitude view of the provisions and make other people also think is not good for the strictness of law provisions.
It was therefore, on December 18, the Health Ministry to coordinate with lung World Fund launched the campaign to national media calling for implementation of smoking ban in all public places.
Media campaign includes two television and the ads will be broadcast in four weeks time on the range throughout Vietnam.
Ms. Sandra Mullin, vice president of Advanced Communications in charge of the fund lung World, said: “The message contains images make the ability to motivate people to quit. The campaign uses images work to convey strong messages that smoking and passive smoke are lethal agents, especially for children.