NA deputies call for reinforcement of Tobacco Control Law

(VOVWORLD) - National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs continued its 15th plenary meeting on Friday to appraise  government use of funds for  the reduction of tobacco-related ills in the last 2 years. 
NA deputies call for reinforcement of Tobacco Control Law  - ảnh 1Bui Sy Loi, deputy chairman of National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs, speaks at a plenary session in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

The committee members agreed that since its establishment 6 years ago, the fund has played a key role in supporting agencies, organizations, and local authorities in carrying out actions to prevent and control the harms of tobacco.  A smoking ban has not been strictly observed in  places of work, hospitals, schools, and public places, according to the Committee’s Deputy Head Bui Sy Loi. NA deputies urged the government to direct the Ministry of Health to review 5 years of the implementation of the Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco-related Ills to identify shortcomings propose revisions to regulations  to better use the funds in accordance with the law.