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Imports of Nicotine Extracts from Tobacco Roots and Stems Jump

Imports of Nicotine Extracts from Tobacco Roots and Stems Jump

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Following an interpretation by the government that nicotine extracted from tobacco roots and stems does not legally qualify as ‘tobacco’, imports of nicotine for e-cigarettes known to be extracted from the said parts have soared. The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) reported that imports of nicotine extracted from [...]

S. Korea Maintains Strong Warning Against E-cigarettes over Health Risks

S. Korea Maintains Strong Warning Against E-cigarettes over Health Risks

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday said it will maintain its strong warning against flavored e-cigarettes over health risks after the country’s health authorities found minute traces of substances suspected of causing severe lung injuries in e-cigarette liquids sold here. All 153 vaping liquid products revealed the presence of additives and [...]

Duty-free Stores Halt Sales of Flavored E-cigarettes

Duty-free Stores Halt Sales of Flavored E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Two major South Korean duty free stores said Monday they have suspended sales of flavored e-cigarettes, following the government’s warning against the use of such vaping products due to rising health concerns. Lotte Duty Store and the Shilla Duty Free said they have halted sales of flavored vaping products [...]

More Convenience Stores to Suspend Sales of Liquid E-cigarettes Following Gov’t Warning

More Convenience Stores to Suspend Sales of Liquid E-cigarettes Following Gov’t Warning

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — More convenience stores in South Korea are suspending sales of liquid type e-cigarettes following a government warning for people not to use such vaping products due to serious health risks. Convenience store chains Emart24 and 7-Eleven announced Saturday they will halt sales of three flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by [...]

GS25 Convenience Stores Halt Sales of 4 Flavored E-cigarettes After Gov’t Warning

GS25 Convenience Stores Halt Sales of 4 Flavored E-cigarettes After Gov’t Warning

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — GS25, a South Korean convenience store chain owned by GS Retail, said Thursday it has suspended sales of four flavored e-cigarettes, a day after the government strongly advised people not to use such vaping products over serious health risks. Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo on Wednesday advised people [...]

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday strongly advised people not to use flavored e-cigarettes, joining a wave of nations around the world that have imposed tougher regulations amid growing health risks linked to vaping. South Korea’s Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said the government also immediately banned teenagers from using [...]

S. Korea to Review Tax Rates for E-cigarettes

S. Korea to Review Tax Rates for E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to readjust a variety of taxes attached to electronic cigarettes, such as the cigarette consumption tax and special consumption tax, to even out the balance between taxes imposed on e-cigarettes and non-electronic cigarettes. The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced the plans on Monday, following complaints [...]

S. Korea to Ban Marketing Activities for E-cigarettes

S. Korea to Ban Marketing Activities for E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Cigarette manufacturers will no longer be allowed to conduct various marketing activities for electronic devices used for smoking electronic cigarettes. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Monday that new legislation will soon be implemented to ban such activities. The new legislation classifies electronic cigarettes as tobacco products [...]

Tobacco Imports Hit Record High in 2018 on E-cigarette Boom

Tobacco Imports Hit Record High in 2018 on E-cigarette Boom

SEJONG, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tobacco imports rose to the highest level ever last year on the back of the popularity of e-cigarettes, government data showed Sunday. South Korea imported US$589.3 million worth of tobacco products in 2018, a record-high amount and the largest on-year growth since 1995, according to Statistics Korea. [...]

Traditional Cigarettes Increasingly Replaced by E-cigarettes

Traditional Cigarettes Increasingly Replaced by E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The popularity of traditional cigarettes is waning, as e-cigarettes have seen a significant boost in sales this year. The Ministry of Economy and Finance reported that cigarette sales reached 1.67 billion packs between January and June this year, which was a 0.6 percent decrease from last year. Among them, [...]