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Battle for E-cigarettes Set to Intensify in S. Korea

Battle for E-cigarettes Set to Intensify in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Tae-kyung, a 37-year-old office worker who has been smoking for 15 years, recently switched to an e-cigarette that heats tobacco without burning. “This is said to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes,” Lee said, as he took a puff on his pen-shaped contraption at a designated smoking zone [...]

Government Ups Ante on Anti-Smoking Regulations, but Concerns over Enforcement Remain

Government Ups Ante on Anti-Smoking Regulations, but Concerns over Enforcement Remain

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is a smoker’s paradise no more, as the government has in recent years been stacking one anti-smoking regulation on top of another. Its latest move: a bill revising the nation’s health law, revisions that among others will establish being caught smoking in an anti-smoking apartment complex a [...]

158 Apartment Complexes Designated as No-smoking Zones: Health Ministry

158 Apartment Complexes Designated as No-smoking Zones: Health Ministry

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of apartment complexes designated as no-smoking zones reached 158 across the country in April, government data showed Thursday, amid a growing number of health-conscious people joining the anti-smoking campaign. The law, which took effect Sept. 3, 2016, allows provincial governments to designate all or part of corridors, [...]

One in Three Participants of Government-backed Anti-Smoking Initiative Reports Success

One in Three Participants of Government-backed Anti-Smoking Initiative Reports Success

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly one in three people who participate in the government-backed anti-smoking initiative continue on for an average of nine months smoke-free, according to a recent report from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). The report published yesterday revealed that of 1,000 respondents who participated in the anti-smoking initiative in 2015, [...]

Construction Site Fencing Promotes Anti-Smoking Efforts

Construction Site Fencing Promotes Anti-Smoking Efforts

HOENGSEONG, South Korea, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Hoengseong County, Gangwon Province, has been using hundreds of meters of temporary fencing built around construction sites to promote anti-smoking campaigns.  The posters attached to the fencing range from slogans like “quitting smoking, the beginning of love for family,” to more fact-driven information like “quitting smoking can [...]

Cigarette Package Warning Images Have Limited Effect on Tobacco Consumption

Cigarette Package Warning Images Have Limited Effect on Tobacco Consumption

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report by the National Assembly Budget Office forecasted that the upcoming mandate to include warning images on cigarette packages will help reduce Korea’s tobacco consumption, though the effects will be “limited”.  According to the NABO report National Tax Income Forecast 2016 – 2020, total shipments of cigarettes [...]

Korea’s Cigarette Taxation Proven Effective, Says Government amid Criticism

Korea’s Cigarette Taxation Proven Effective, Says Government amid Criticism

SEJONG, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Cigarette taxes have long been used to discourage citizens from smoking and bolster government coffers. Either way, they’re usually a win-win strategy for both parties.  The Korean government raised its cigarette taxes in 2015 by almost doubling the price of cigarettes from 2,500 or 2,700 won ($2.23) per pack [...]

S. Korea to Control E-cigars in Anti-Smoking Policy

S. Korea to Control E-cigars in Anti-Smoking Policy

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government announced a package of anti-smoking measures on Tuesday that would affect electronic cigarettes as well. It will also push for the revision of health-related laws to tighten control on ads for cigarettes, especially near schools, under the plan unveiled jointly by the Ministry of Health [...]