Vietnam

Vietnam and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

Date of Ratification
11 December 2004
Entry Into Force
17 March 2005

Article 8 Timeline

17 March 2010

National Law:

Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harms

(Approved on 18 June 2012)

Smoke-free or Not?

(Barriers in moving towards a 100% Smoke-free Environment based on the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines)

1. The Law allows the designation of indoor smoking areas in different settings/places.

(Non Compliant with the Article 8 Guidelines, Principle 1: Total elimination of smoking and tobacco smoke in a particular space or environment is required to effectively provide protection from exposure to tobacco smoke, as well as to create a 100% smoke-free environment. Principle 2: All people should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. All indoor workplaces and indoor public places should be smoke-free.)
1 FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.