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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 [...]

Smokers Keeping Their Habit Even After Suffering Cardiovascular Diseases

Smokers Keeping Their Habit Even After Suffering Cardiovascular Diseases

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of smokers who are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases still cannot quit the habit, suggesting that follow-up care should include measures to help them stop smoking, a medical report said Thursday. The report, written by a joint team of South Korean medical staff from different institutions, said a [...]

World Conference on Lung Cancer Monday Press Conference: Dangers of Smoking and Lung Cancer Intervention Research

World Conference on Lung Cancer Monday Press Conference: Dangers of Smoking and Lung Cancer Intervention Research

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — At today’s press conference at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), the world’s preeminent lung cancer researchers provided new insights on CT screening, smoking cessation and mesothelioma. The discussion focused in particular on the conference’s host country of [...]

Health Authorities to Make Public Harmful Tobacco Ingredients

Health Authorities to Make Public Harmful Tobacco Ingredients

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Food & Drug Administration is set to introduce a new measure making public information about harmful tobacco ingredients in an effort to curb smoking in the country. According to the Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) on Wednesday, the government branch is currently considering the means to [...]

Kim Jong-un’s Love of Cigarettes Hampering North Korea’s Anti-Smoking Efforts

Kim Jong-un’s Love of Cigarettes Hampering North Korea’s Anti-Smoking Efforts

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea is again bolstering its anti-smoking efforts, advertising new smoking cessation aids on state television.  On May 30, the Korean Central News Agency introduced a nicotine patch – “a cutting-edge technology quit-smoking aid” – that helps smokers stop their habit. “This highly effective nicotine patch is newly introduced [...]

Will Philip Morris’ New E-Cig Put a Damper on South Korea’s Anti-Smoking Efforts?

Will Philip Morris’ New E-Cig Put a Damper on South Korea’s Anti-Smoking Efforts?

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – On Wednesday, Philip Morris announced that it would begin selling its new e-cigarette iQOS in June, which is allegedly relatively harmless compared to typical cigarettes because it “heats” the tobacco leaves inserted into the device instead of “burning” them.  The announcement immediately posed a new concern for South Korea’s [...]