VIETNAMNEWS – Update: May, 31/2017 – 17:44
|People ride bikes and walk to celebrate World No Tobacco Day in Hà Nội. —VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam loses more than VNĐ24.6 trillion (US$1.08 billion) per year on tobacco, accounting for almost 0.97 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a World Health Organisation report said.
This includes medical costs of tobacco-related diseases, reduced productivity due to sick leave or early death.