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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 [...]

Health Insurance Costs for Smoking, Drinking Hit 13 tln Won

Health Insurance Costs for Smoking, Drinking Hit 13 tln Won

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Health insurance spending to cover smoking and drinking-related treatments reached 13 trillion won (US$11 billion) from 2016 through 2018, data showed Monday. According to a report submitted to Rep. Jung Choun-sook by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) for the ongoing parliamentary audit, annual expenditures, including insurance coverage and [...]

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul has conducted a study to analyze the drinking and smoking habits of 1,821 teenagers, with the results reported on Monday. The study showed that teenagers who smoke and drink are more stressed and depressed than those who do not. [...]