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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 [...]

S. Korea Unveils ‘Tobacco Endgame’ Plan to Get People to Quit Smoking

S. Korea Unveils ‘Tobacco Endgame’ Plan to Get People to Quit Smoking

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea unveiled its “tobacco endgame” plan that calls for adopting uniform, plain packaging for all cigarettes and more graphic warning labels to push people to quit smoking, the government said Tuesday. The comprehensive endeavor, reached by the public health policy review committee, aims to lower the smoking rate [...]

Users of E-Cigarette Prone to Consume More Tobacco

Users of E-Cigarette Prone to Consume More Tobacco

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Users of e-cigarettes are likely to consume conventional tobacco products, a study showed Thursday, suggesting limited health benefits for smokers. According to the survey conducted by the anti-smoking support center under the Korea Health Promotion Institute, all users of IQOS, a heat-not-burn device from Philip Morris International Inc., tended [...]

S. Korea Advised to Limit Smoking at Public Places, Cigarette Ads: WTO

S. Korea Advised to Limit Smoking at Public Places, Cigarette Ads: WTO

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Health Organization (WTO) has recommended South Korea to adopt more stringent regulations to ban cigarette smoking in public places and restrict tobacco advertising and promotions. The WTO has been issuing the outcome of the MPOWER project assessing the implementation of monitoring, protecting, offering help, warning, enforcing bans [...]