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NEWS: Vietnam Readying New Alcohol Law for Implementation

Vietnam recently had a workshop to ready the new alcohol prevention and control law for implementation. The law aims to help prevent the negative consequences of alcohol use and promote a healthy lifestyle in the country. “To effectively prevent alcohol-related harms, this law must be strictly implemented with support from all levels of the Government as well as the public,” said Dr. Kidong Park…

NEWS: Vietnam: Lucrative Beer Market

Vietnam’s largest brewer Sabeco earned a $ 3.87 million revenue, per day between January to September 2019 – a massively lucrative beer market for the alcohol industry. However, increased beer consumption is causing rising alcohol harm for the poeple and communities in Vietnam. Sabeco is owned by Vietnam Beverage, a subsidiary of Thai alcohol giant ThaiBev. ThaiBev has said that Sabeco is its key growth driver in South-East Asia…

NEWS: Vietnam: Growing Alcohol Addiction

Almost 60% Vietnamese people are consuming large amounts of alcohol leading to an increase in addiction in the country.
Vietnam is Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan and the country has the biggest beer market in ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations). A study published in May 2019, in the prominent medical journal The Lancet found that per capita alcohol consumption in Vietnam increased 90% between 2010 and 2017, the fifth highest in the world…

NEWS: Vietnam: Big Alcohol Lobby Destroys Alcohol Law

New concerns have emerged about unethical lobbying practices of the alcohol industry. There are reports that some lawmakers had traveled abroad at the invitation of alcohol companies before the bill came up for discussion. And the alcohol industry appears to be successful in these aggressive and unethical lobbying efforts, as provision after provision is deleted from the draft alcohol law that is currently being discussed in the National Assembly. Vietnam, Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan, has seen beer volumes climb by an average 6.6% for the last six years compared to an increase of “just” 0.2% for consumption globally…

NEWS: Vietnam: Beer War Unfolds As Country Discusses Alcohol Law

A beer war between Big Alcohol giant Heineken and local industry Sabeco is unfolding in Vietnam currently over the backdrop of new alcohol policy discussions.
Vietnam, Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan, has seen beer volumes climb by an average 6.6% for the last six years compared to an increase of “just” 0.2% for consumption globally…

NEWS: Vietnam: New Alcohol Law in the Making

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn says the draft Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention that is ready for the National Assembly to be discussed in May…

OPEN LETTER: For A Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health And Development In Vietnam

Open Letter In Support Of Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health, Development In Vietnam
69th IOGT International World Congress expresses solidarity with people of Vietnam and strongly supports alcohol policy efforts in open letter to Prime Minister, Health Minister, and National Assembly Chair…

NEWS: Vietnam: Epidemic Of Hazardous Alcohol Use

Nearly half of Vietnamese men consume alcohol at hazardous levels
A study released by the Ministry of Health in Vietnam showed that the numer of male alcohol users increased by 11% since 2010. The number of female alcohol users in country increased by 6% compared to 2010…

NEWS: Vietnam: Rampant Alcohol Harm Fueled By Rising Consumption

Vietnam is burdened by the biggest amount of alcohol consumption in the ASEAN region. Alcohol use in Vietnam undermines and erodes poverty eradication and hunger alleviation programs and fuels a vicious cycle. Evidence also shows that alcohol often is the reason behind high number of traffic accidents cases and family violence…