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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 [...]

Smoking Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Smoking Rate

Smoking Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Smoking Rate

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is one of the countries with the highest percentage of smokers in the world. More than 40 percent of South Korean adults smoke cigarettes. The South Korean government has come up with various measures, including raising cigarette prices and requiring cigarette packages to feature graphic warning images [...]

Nearly Half of Heart Attack Patients Unable to Quit Smoking

Nearly Half of Heart Attack Patients Unable to Quit Smoking

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that nearly half of South Koreans who suffer from heart attacks resulting from clogged or narrowed blood vessels were unable to quit smoking even after receiving medical treatment for their acute illness. The death rate for smokers with continuous smoking habits was 1.6-times greater [...]

Philip Morris Says Heat-Not-Burn Device Can Reduce Health Risks

Philip Morris Says Heat-Not-Burn Device Can Reduce Health Risks

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Philip Morris Korea Inc. said Monday that switching to its heat-not-burn device, IQOS, reduces health risks compared with continued smoking, citing its six-month clinical study amid controversy over harmful substances from the smoke-free product. According to its study, eight measures of biological response improved in those who switched to [...]