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What are the smoking laws in Vietnam?  


caphekitty
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A friend of mine was asking and I honestly do not know because I am not a smoker. I couldn't find a clear answer online either unless I was overlooking something. Does anyone know what the laws are? 

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https://www.holidify.com/pages/smoking-in-vietnam-2622.html

Basically, smoking is a part of the culture but there are rules and regulations you have to follow as a visitor. You can read about all that in detail on the article I posted above.

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@thirdstrikeiii This seems to be the most accurate from what I know. The article goes into a lot of detail but it is really a lot simpler compared to other countries. I just wish they had more details on vaping. 

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Smoking laws are pretty relaxed. I would say of all the places I have been to, they are the most smoker-friendly however there are growing concerns for health so some areas no longer allow smoking. 

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Just check into the general areas you plan on staying in prior to going. Some places are more strict than others. I would say it is not as strict as places like the UK or US but you will get looks if you smoke in crowded public spaces.

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In most cases, you don't have to worry too much about it. Just be sure to avoid smoking near building doors and in crowded spaces. A lot of people still smoke in Vietnam but the numbers are starting to go down.

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Be respectful. No smoking indoors or just outside businesses. If you are going to smoke outside, do so away from crowded areas. If you notice a spot where you see people smoking, assume that is a safe smoking space. Some areas have them set up to keep everyone happy. 

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@homeg1rl This is probably the most logical approach. It is hard to say what the exact laws are without knowing a specific area. Some places are more strict than others but most places are relaxed. 

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