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COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus and the introduction of social distancing policies, South Koreans are engaged in less smoking, drinking, and physical activities, while their everyday stress levels have increased. Last year, the Gyeonggi Provincial Government conducted a survey of 41,983 residents via 46 local community health centers [...]

Family Drinking Habits Tied to Alcohol Use Disorder Among University Students: Study

Family Drinking Habits Tied to Alcohol Use Disorder Among University Students: Study

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that heavy drinking among family members increases the rate of alcohol use disorder (AUD) for university students. Researchers from the Gangneung Asan Hospital in the eastern city of Gangneung conducted a survey of 1,256 students from universities within the region, including 800 male students and [...]

Study Draws Attention to Indirect Consequences of Drinking

Study Draws Attention to Indirect Consequences of Drinking

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been shown that similar to smoking, the indirect consequences of drinking are frequent, resulting in harm to third parties. According to a survey of 3,000 adults nationwide conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33.7 percent of all respondents experienced more than one indirect [...]