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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 [...]

Users of E-Cigarette Prone to Consume More Tobacco

Users of E-Cigarette Prone to Consume More Tobacco

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Users of e-cigarettes are likely to consume conventional tobacco products, a study showed Thursday, suggesting limited health benefits for smokers. According to the survey conducted by the anti-smoking support center under the Korea Health Promotion Institute, all users of IQOS, a heat-not-burn device from Philip Morris International Inc., tended [...]

Tobacco Industry Alarmed by New Graphic Warnings

Tobacco Industry Alarmed by New Graphic Warnings

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health has added graphic photos to packaging for electronic cigarettes, taking the tobacco industry by surprise. Electronic cigarettes created quite a stir in the industry after their release last year in Korea. But after the government’s strong drive against them, producers have yet to come up [...]

Seoul Seeks to Impose Higher Taxes on Smokeless E-Cigarettes

Seoul Seeks to Impose Higher Taxes on Smokeless E-Cigarettes

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is seeking to impose higher taxes on smokeless tobacco e-cigarette products and adopt graphic health warning labels on packages, the welfare ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said it had recently proposed a revision to the existing public health promotion law in order to [...]