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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 [...]

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, male and female smokers differ in their preferences for designated smoking areas. It turns out that men usually smoke outside, while women tend to prefer smoking inside. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a national survey of 3,200 smokers. Based on [...]

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

More Than Half of Male Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke After Initial Diagnosis

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of male smokers in South Korea continue to smoke even after being diagnosed with cancer, a recent study has revealed. A research team from the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital studied 15,000 male patients over 40 years of age who were initially diagnosed with cancer between [...]

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

Success of New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking All Comes Down to February

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Many smokers make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. They visit and register at smoking clinics to help quit. Smoking clinics provide 12 weeks of nicotine supplements, such as patches and gum, as well as chiropractors, toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthwash for free. Despite their effort to quit smoking, [...]

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. [...]

Same Risk of Arteriosclerosis Regardless of the Number of Cigarettes Smoked

Same Risk of Arteriosclerosis Regardless of the Number of Cigarettes Smoked

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Smokers often mistakenly think that reducing the number of cigarettes smoked in a day will lower their health risks. However, studies have shown that even those who smoke a little bit have a significant risk of hardened arteries. These findings were based on a study conducted by a research [...]