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30th August 2022
Vietnam: The Ministry of Science and Technology has issued seven National Standards on Tobacco. They apply, among other things, to filtered and unfiltered combustible cigarettes and raw tobacco. Although heated tobacco is currently banned in Vietnam, these standards might be applied or serve as a reference for the regulation of heat-not-burn (HnB) products should they ever be allowed. Members of the single-party National Assembly have recently criticised what they regard as the loose management of novel tobacco products.
27th July 2022
Vietnam: During a symposium yesterday on new tobacco products, the Ministry of Health objected to a proposal put forward by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for a two-year pilot programme for trade in e-cigarettes and heated tobacco, press reports. Tran Thi Trang, deputy director of the health ministry’s legal department, said the pilot proposal came purely from a business perspective and has not been thoroughly studied from a public health viewpoint.
29th June 2022
Vietnam: Luu Binh Pyong, a member of the one-party National Assembly, has criticised the loose management of novel tobacco products and spoken out against a ban, press reports. Other members of the Assembly have also supported the creation of a legal framework. Heated tobacco is forbidden in Vietnam while e-cigarettes are unregulated.
7th March 2022
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