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Vietnamese Smokers Spend $1bn per Year on Cigarettes

Vietnam boasts 16 million smokers who pay VND22 trillion ($1.05 billion) per year to feed their deadly habit. But the actual cost of smoking is compounded by a nearly equal cost in treatment for commo...

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[Photos] The Bomb Recyclers Of Quảng Trị

Quảng Trị holds the terrible honor of being the most contaminated province in Vietnam when it comes to unexploded ordinance left over from the American War.

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Tap Water in HCMC Tainted With Antibiotics, Toxins

We knew HCMC tap water had its issues, but we had no idea it was this bad.

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You Won’t Believe How Many Packs Of Instant Noodles Vietnamese Consume Each Year

Given that Vietnamese munch on 2 billon Choco Pies each year, it may come as no surprise that another mass-produced “food,” instant noodles, are also consumed at an astronomical rate.

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HCMC Moves To Cut Plastic Bag Use

Following in the footsteps of other large cities around the world, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is pushing HCMC to reduce its reliance on plastic bags, reports Vietnam News.

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Final Trials Find Dengue Vaccine to Be Highly Effective

Death from dengue fever, which plagues Vietnam and other tropical regions across the globe, may soon be a thing of the past after French drug maker, Sanofi, announced that it had achieved high su...

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BBGV 14th Annual Fun Run For Charity

BBGV Annual Fun Run for Charity is an event which allows you to have fun with your fellow co-workers, friends and family but also participate in something which raises money for disadvantaged people t...

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Vietnam Proposes Ban On Sidewalk Alcohol Sales

A new draft decree from the Ministry of Industry and Trade that proposes a ban on sidewalk alcohol sales has come under scrutiny for being “ill-conceived and unfeasible,” according to Thanh Nien.

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Dengue Fever On The Rise In HCMC

According to Thanh Nien, doctors in HCMC have noticed an alarming rise in the number of dengue fever cases in recent weeks, especially among adults. To complicate matters, the virus is often misdiagno...

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Tour de An Phu Bike Ride @ The Bike Shop

From the organizer: This is a fun ride suitable for Adult and Teen riders of all levels. As this is an evening event, and we are sharing the road with other vehicles, for safety reasons it is strongly...

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Rooftop Vegetable Gardens Catching On In Hanoi

We’ve always thought that Saigon’s rooftops were the perfect place to grow vegetables, especially given the questions about food safety that have cropped up over the past few years. Though they probab...

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[Photos] Who Said Pollution Masks Can’t Be Fashionable?

For the throngs of women across Vietnam who sacrifice fashion for health, there may be a solution.

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Vietnam Has a Major Counterfeit Condom Crisis

Health officials expressed concern after a new report warned that nearly half of the commercially-available condoms in Vietnam are of poor quality.

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Report: Vietnamese Spend $1 Billion a Year on Tobacco

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health reported that Vietnamese smokers spend over VND22 trillion ($1.04 billion) a year on tobacco products, reports Tuoi Tre.

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BBGV Inter-Company Football Charity Tournament @ RMIT

 BBGV would like to take this opportunity to announce the first BBGV Inter-Company Football Tournament for Charity in HCMC. The event will bring 16 company teams together to compete for the ...

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7 Reasons Why Vietnamese Food is Good for You

While you may have to watch out where you’re buying your produce in Vietnam, the cuisine itself is about as healthy you can get. The Huffington Post recently talked to the Vietnamese owners of Pho, a ...

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It's Harder Than You Think to Find Safe Produce in Vietnam

Mind the VietGAP. According to a recent report in The Guardian, Vietnam’s sole safety certification mechanism is at best ineffective and, at worst, pulling the wool over the eyes of Vietnamese consume...

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Brew Nation: Vietnamese Consume 3bln Liters of Beer Each Year

While some raised doubts about a WTO report that found Vietnamese women outdrink Russian (and Vietnamese) men, there’s no question that Vietnam is a country that loves its beer. So much so in fact, th...

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[Infographic] Vietnamese Obesity Rate Lowest in Southeast Asia

According to statistics collected by the World Health Organization in 2011, Vietnamese are the least overweight in SE Asia.

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WHO Study: Vietnamese Women Outdrink Russian Men

Well, this is a bit of a shocker. While it’s no secret that Vietnam is one of Asia’s leading beer consumers, according to a recent WHO study, Vietnamese women outdrink Russian men.

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