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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 [...]

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will take steps, such as crackdowns on illegal sales, to prevent youths from accessing a new type of e-cigarettes that have become popular in many other countries, the health ministry said Friday. The prevalence of e-cigarettes among adolescents is correlated with a rebound in the number of [...]