Following in China’s footsteps Vietnam has passed a law forbidding smoking in public. The law not only bans smoking but also all tobacco advertising, and the selling of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. Passed in the national assembly on June 18th by a vote of 440 to 468 the law attempts to reduce the number of tobacco related deaths per year. Currently, an estimated 40,000 people a year die of tobacco related causes in Vietnam, where 15.3 million people smoke.
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