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Gov’t to Disclose More Info on Harmful Effects of Smoking

Gov’t to Disclose More Info on Harmful Effects of Smoking

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has decided to raise general awareness of the health risks of smoking once again by setting up an exclusive research institute specializing in the impact of tobacco on public health. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) opened last Wednesday the ‘National Harmful Effects of Cigarette [...]

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus and the introduction of social distancing policies, South Koreans are engaged in less smoking, drinking, and physical activities, while their everyday stress levels have increased. Last year, the Gyeonggi Provincial Government conducted a survey of 41,983 residents via 46 local community health centers [...]

Most Liquid-type E-Cigarette Users Have Smoked in Non-smoking Areas

Most Liquid-type E-Cigarette Users Have Smoked in Non-smoking Areas

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that 8 in 10 South Korean liquid-type e-cigarette users said they had smoked stealthily in non-smoking areas. Under the National Health Promotion Act, those who smoke liquid-type e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas can be fined, just like for smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes. A research team from [...]

N. Korea Bans Smoking in Restaurants, Bus Stops and Public Squares

N. Korea Bans Smoking in Restaurants, Bus Stops and Public Squares

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea has designated restaurants, bus stops, public squares and other venues as nonsmoking areas after adopting an anti-smoking law last month, a propaganda outlet said Friday. DPRK Today, one of the North’s propaganda websites, pointed out that smoking is banned in several public spaces, including hotels, stores, restaurants, [...]