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Vietnam Bans Smoking in Public: Great Idea or Too Extreme?

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Some countries are taking strides to cut down on smoking by banning it in schools, in the workplace, at bars... But Vietnam just took a giant leap by passing a law that completely bans smoking in public, and outlaws all tobacco advertising. According to Agence-France Press, the law passed by a vote of 440 out of 468, and will go into effect next May. It will be a tough pill to swallow -- about 47.4 percent of Vietnam's male population smokes.

The crackdown is meant to supplement a 2010 ban on smoking in public places like schools and hospitals. Though that ban has been in place for two years now, few pay it mind. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance projects that by 2030, tobacco will kill 70,000 people per year in Vietnam if something isn't done to curtail the habit. But is completely banning smoking in public a little too extreme?


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  • Franklin 2012/06/19 19:46:07
    Too extreme
    Franklin
    +16
    o look all the liberals are saying good idea - yup liberals who can't use ANY self control are always about trying to control others !

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  • Aksana 2012/06/20 09:42:07
    Great idea
    Aksana
    +1
    l love the idea
  • FlyAway 2012/06/20 09:32:40
    Too extreme
    FlyAway
    +4
    I am all for banning smoking in closed in public places such as bars, but I think banning people smoking in public areas OUTSIDE is going too far.
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/06/20 09:01:03
    Great idea
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    all of the civilized countries are going in this direction...
  • Defend ... jerry.a... 2012/06/20 09:23:14
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    You Mean all the FASCIST/Communist Hell Holes like Kalifonia is going in that direction
  • jerry.a... Defend ... 2012/06/20 10:03:12
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    i got the cure for smoking...it is called cancer. I knew a "butt" head would be the first to comment. you want fascist communisim, go to China...the US is far from it but is soon realizing that it may be the only way to control all the stupid people that live here
  • Defend ... jerry.a... 2012/06/20 10:33:28
    Defend Western Civlization
    Hitler said the Jews and Non Aryans were Stupid as well as did Mao and Pol Pot your comment is noted and will be used against the liberal progressives and obama
    Americans have a Cure for people who want to control them its called the 2nd Amendment which is the TEETH of the Constitution
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/20 15:20:16 (edited)
    DizziNY
    +1
    You don't understand the concept of freedom. Your freedom ENDS where other's freedom BEGINS. Therefore, your smoke is interfering with someone else's FREEDOM to BREATHE. Get over it, you smokers bring this upon yourselves because you are selfish, self-centered, and you could care less about other people's rights. You don't care that you are effecting another's health. It's bad enough we have the gov't shoving GMO food down our throat and flying Chem Trails over us, we don't need YOUR smoke in OUR lungs. Maybe if you smoker's had some respect for another's life, there wouldn't be people pushing for laws like this. So, THANK YOU for helping to form the global fascist state here in America guys.

    its your  fault

    ban smoking


    If it were up to me, they'd also ticket people who smoke in their cars with their windows open too. Let them roll them up and sit in it and kill themselves and stop assaulting everyone else's lungs and health.
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/21 00:44:45
    Defend Western Civlization
    Your Comments which Represent the Liberal Progressive ELITE FASCIST Democrats are noted
    your comments will be used to make sure liberal progressives democrats are booted from power by the American People
    Just Remember the king of england and hitler also though they should rule over peoples lives but in the end they were SLAPPED DOWN By American heroes who do not have time for NAZI THUGS
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/21 05:35:01 (edited)
    DizziNY
    You're a moron. You have no clue what you are talking about. It's YOUR KIND who make things like this happen. Go vote for O'Romney you neocon NWO supporting idiot. Slapped down? lmao, plz dude, you have no CLUE how far it's gone.Maybe when your idiot self is sitting in the FEMA Camp, then you'll wake up fool. Now, go back to listening to Rush and learn how to be a selfish, self centered little neocon.

    You're so brainwashed you still think Democrats and Republicans are on different sides.


    sheeple

    sheeple
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/21 12:04:18
    Defend Western Civlization
    Tell me Leader of the liberal progressive Anti Semite DNC Why do you hate America/Israel and Western Superior Civilization?
    liberal progressive democrats and republicans are the same
    i am not voting for romney i am voting against the MUSLIM TERRORIST loving thug obama
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/21 17:49:40
    DizziNY
    You're an idiot.
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/22 01:02:14
    Defend Western Civlization
    that's your Racist/Sexist/Fascist opinion
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/20 15:13:54
    DizziNY
    +1
    Smokers bring these things on themselves.
  • RoseyRhod 2012/06/20 08:07:43
    Too extreme
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    I'm a former smoker (smoked lightly for 20 years) who has asthma, and I still think that banning people from smoking while walking down the street or standing outside their home or a building where they work is unreasonable. People should not be smoking in places like hospitals, schools, or grocery stores, but to ban smoking everywhere is a bit too extreme.
  • jerry.a... RoseyRhod 2012/06/20 13:26:32
    jerry.alan.carroll
    i think folks that walk and smoke should be shot. a guy walked by my 7 year old and nearly put her eyes out with a cigarette...i yelled at him and he just kept walking.
  • Defend ... jerry.a... 2012/06/21 00:47:24
    Defend Western Civlization
    Your Comments which Represent the Liberal Progressive FASCIST democrats is Noted and will be reported
    Just Remember Americans have the 2nd Amendment which is the teeth of the Constitution
  • jerry.a... Defend ... 2012/06/21 08:23:22
  • Defend ... jerry.a... 2012/06/21 12:07:13
    Defend Western Civlization
    I see more Nonsense and Vulgar language from the leader of the liberal progressive DNC
    the TERRORIST lover holder is going down soon to be followed by the TERRORIST lover obama
  • DizziNY jerry.a... 2012/06/21 05:39:57 (edited)
    DizziNY
    I would have "B" slapped him. This is exactly what I mean. Most smokers are nothing but self absorbed twits. They don't even care that they may be hurting an innocent kid. Bunch of losers they are. I hope they ban cigarettes for good just to teach them a lesson since they need a nanny.

    asmokers suck
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/21 12:08:24
    Defend Western Civlization
    More comments to use against obama and liberal progressive democrats
    i
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/21 17:50:03
    DizziNY
    You're an idiot.
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/22 01:02:54
    Defend Western Civlization
    I see now you're spamming
  • DizziNY RoseyRhod 2012/06/20 15:36:22
    DizziNY
    +2
    They have their house to smoke in. They discriminate against people who smoke weed so why not regular cigs? Regular cigs are a DRUG and cigarette smokers ARE DRUG ADDICTS.
  • Nameless RoseyRhod 2012/06/20 19:43:04
    Nameless
    Tell that to my lungs next time someone walks by and tugs a big lungful of cigarette smoke and blows it in my direction.
  • MikeWon 2012/06/20 08:06:56
  • Defend ... MikeWon 2012/06/20 09:25:05
    Defend Western Civlization
    Seig Heil Says a liberal progressive democrat
    Hitler/Stalin/Pol Pot/Mao and Che also hated freedom
  • MikeWon Defend ... 2013/02/12 07:23:19
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/06/20 07:58:22
    Too extreme
    .: LiVi :.
    +2
    That's ridiculous!
  • Stardust 2012/06/20 07:40:04
  • Nameless Stardust 2012/06/20 19:47:15
    Nameless
    As long as you drink and don't put anyone else at risk - nor ask for a liver transplant when you have been soaking your own in tequila or beer or wine or whatever for 30 years, I don't care. As long as when you eat fast food you don't gripe and groan when you are too fat to fit into a regular plane, movie, or sports venue seat, I don't care. However, cigarette smoke affects others. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous. If you can suck it in and not let it out, be my guest. Suck away. However, my bet is you can't. Your freedom ends where it affects others negatively.
  • Stardust Nameless 2012/06/20 20:40:26
  • Nameless Stardust 2012/06/20 21:23:00
    Nameless
    That was intelligent.
  • Stardust Nameless 2012/06/20 21:31:29
  • bleep Stardust 2012/06/22 15:47:51
    bleep
    +1
    If second hand smoke is so bad why isn't everybody in vietnam dead. I wonder how that smoking baby is doing.
  • Stardust bleep 2012/06/22 17:59:49
  • bleep Stardust 2012/06/22 21:46:57
    bleep
    +1
    every now and then. maybe a pack a year
  • Stardust bleep 2012/06/22 21:47:54
  • Defend ... Nameless 2012/06/21 00:45:49
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    Just another reply by a HARDCORE liberal progressive FASCIST
  • DizziNY Defend ... 2012/06/21 05:41:08 (edited)
    DizziNY
    +1
    Just another repeat from a talking parrot for the neocons.
  • Defend ... DizziNY 2012/06/21 12:09:27
    Defend Western Civlization
    Just More Anti Semite Garbage from you a big time obama voter

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