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Socioeconomic Costs of Drinking, Smoking and Obesity Reach 42 tln Won: Study

Socioeconomic Costs of Drinking, Smoking and Obesity Reach 42 tln Won: Study

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The social losses caused by alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and obesity have reached nearly 42 trillion won (US$32.9 billion), a study showed Monday. The National Health Insurance Service estimated that socioeconomic costs caused by health risks posed by drinking, smoking and obesity reached 41.8 trillion won as of 2019, [...]

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 [...]

S. Korean Households Consume More Beer than Bars

S. Korean Households Consume More Beer than Bars

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean beer market is once again thriving, with the coronavirus prompting many consumers to drink at home instead of at bars. Market research firm Nielsen Korea reported that beer sales at convenience stores and other retailers, excluding the entertainment market, reached 816 million liters, up by 9.6 [...]

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 [...]