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S. Korea Unveils ‘Tobacco Endgame’ Plan to Get People to Quit Smoking

S. Korea Unveils ‘Tobacco Endgame’ Plan to Get People to Quit Smoking

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea unveiled its “tobacco endgame” plan that calls for adopting uniform, plain packaging for all cigarettes and more graphic warning labels to push people to quit smoking, the government said Tuesday. The comprehensive endeavor, reached by the public health policy review committee, aims to lower the smoking rate [...]

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]

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 [...]