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Gov’t Bans E-cigarette Sales Promotions

Gov’t Bans E-cigarette Sales Promotions

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Tobacco producers will now be banned from promoting cigarette consumption by offering new products for free trial. A bill containing relevant provisions to amend the National Health Promotion Act was passed by the state council on Tuesday. Current laws prohibit all acts of promoting cigarette sales by tobacco producers, [...]

Cigarette Sales Down 0.7 pct in 2019 on Higher Prices

Cigarette Sales Down 0.7 pct in 2019 on Higher Prices

SEJONG, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell 0.7 percent in 2019 from a year earlier due to the government-led anti-smoking campaign and higher prices, data showed Wednesday. Smokers purchased 3.45 billion 20-cigarette packs last year, compared with the previous year’s 3.47 billion packs, according to data compiled by the [...]

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Many smokers make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. They visit and register at smoking clinics to help quit. Smoking clinics provide 12 weeks of nicotine supplements, such as patches and gum, as well as chiropractors, toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthwash for free. Despite their effort to quit smoking, [...]

Cigarette-caused Fires Dip amid Popularity of HNB Tobacco Products

Cigarette-caused Fires Dip amid Popularity of HNB Tobacco Products

SUWON, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Fire accidents caused by cigarettes have sharply decreased due to the popularity of heat-not-burn tobacco products and heightened public awareness, data showed Friday. According to the data released by the National Fire Agency, the number of fires caused by unextinguished cigarette butts, the leading cause of fire accidents, across [...]

Philip Morris Says Heat-Not-Burn Device Can Reduce Health Risks

Philip Morris Says Heat-Not-Burn Device Can Reduce Health Risks

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Philip Morris Korea Inc. said Monday that switching to its heat-not-burn device, IQOS, reduces health risks compared with continued smoking, citing its six-month clinical study amid controversy over harmful substances from the smoke-free product. According to its study, eight measures of biological response improved in those who switched to [...]

Cigarette Ads Influence Impulsive Purchases

Cigarette Ads Influence Impulsive Purchases

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a study, one in eight people buy cigarettes on impulse after viewing cigarette advertisements or cigarette packs on display at convenience stores. Moreover, the same study showed that 1.9 percent of non-smokers had purchased cigarettes on impulse. The study, carried out by Prof. Cho Seong-il and his [...]