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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, [...]

E-cigarette Maker Juul Labs to Exit S. Korea 1 yr After Entry

E-cigarette Maker Juul Labs to Exit S. Korea 1 yr After Entry

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S.-based electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. said Wednesday that it will pull out of South Korea one year after its launch here following controversies over health concerns. Juul — which packages nicotine salts from leaf tobacco into one-time use cartridges — was launched in the country last May. [...]

Juul Pushes Ahead with Restructuring of Korean Subsidiary

Juul Pushes Ahead with Restructuring of Korean Subsidiary

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. has decided to restructure its Korean unit following its headquarters. Juul Labs Korea said Thursday, “We are looking at how best we can reorganize our operations locally in each country we are currently working in, and we are making individual adjustments to each [...]

Defense Ministry Strongly Recommends Against Soldiers’ E-cigarette Use

Defense Ministry Strongly Recommends Against Soldiers’ E-cigarette Use

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Monday it has advised soldiers to stop using flavored e-cigarettes at barracks amid growing concerns about health risks linked to vaping. The measure is in line with the government’s strong advice last month against those products, warning that they could cause serious lung illness or [...]

Liquid E-cigarette Makers at Risk as GS25 Halts Sales

Liquid E-cigarette Makers at Risk as GS25 Halts Sales

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean convenience store chain GS25 decided to halt all sales of flavored liquid e-cigarettes on Thursday, putting JUUL Labs and other e-cigarette manufacturers at risk. It came as a surprise to the e-cigarette industry as the convenience store franchise made the decision unilaterally, without any prior discussions with [...]

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

First Suspected Case of E-cigarette Induced Lung Condition Reported in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday it has received notice of a suspected case of a lung disease related to liquid-type electronic cigarettes in South Korea, and is now looking into possible links to e-cigarettes. Since September 20, the KCDC has received cases of [...]

Major Public Health Threat Loom as Liquid-type E-cigarettes Commercialized

Major Public Health Threat Loom as Liquid-type E-cigarettes Commercialized

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Some have pointed out that liquid-type e-cigarettes, which are classified as chemicals, are being distributed to the public due to lack of related laws, threatening national health. According to data received by Rep. Ki Dong-min from several government ministries, under the current law, the Ministry of Economy and Finance [...]

S. Korea World’s No. 2 Heated Tobacco Market in 2018

S. Korea World’s No. 2 Heated Tobacco Market in 2018

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea was the world’s No. 2 heated tobacco market last year, and its growth will gather pace down the road, an industry tracker said Tuesday. The size of South Korea’s heat-not-burn electronic cigarette market reached US$1.67 billion last year, rising sharply from $453 million tallied in 2017, according [...]