Vietnam Health Ministry Calls for Ban on E-cigarettes.

Vietnam Health Ministry Calls for Ban on E-cigarettes.
Vietnamese officials call for banning new tobacco products as research shows e-cigarette use leads to hospitalizations for mental illness and respiratory failure.

According to a report by VietnamPlus, a study has shown that the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has led to a higher number of hospitalizations due to mental illness, hallucinations, and respiratory failure. The Vietnamese Ministry of Health is calling for a ban on all new tobacco products.

An official from the Vietnam Ministry of Health's Tobacco Control Fund, Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, has noted in a recent study that the percentage of students who use e-cigarettes has increased from 2.6% in 2019 to 3.5% in 2021.

Nguyen Huu Hoang, a lecturer at the Medical Education Center of Ho Chi Minh City University, said: "Electronic cigarette devices look like USB drives, pens or pencil cases, which makes it hard for parents to detect and prevent their children from using them. Their attention-grabbing, trendy and modern design also piques the curiosity and excitement of young people.

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