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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate to drop this year as tobacco sales fall due to price hikes: official

South Korea's smoking rate will likely drop this year, as sales of cigarettes have fallen due to a big increase in the price of tobacco in 2015, an official source said Tuesday. Citing the need to discourage smoking, the government increased taxes on ci
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:54
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] “Korea should adopt plain packaging to lower smoking rate"

Kerstin Schotte, a medical officer at WHO’s Department of Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases speaks at a global forum on tobacco control held in Conrad Seoul on Friday. Korea Health Promotion Institute
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Seoul delays plan to ban public smoking

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the anti-smoking policy raised by the Seoul Metropolitan Council to ban all smoking on the streets recently went back to square one due to practical issues. A signboard shows a designated smoking zone i
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:28
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[Korea - South] Philip Morris International introduces new heat-not-burn product, IQOS, in South Korea

This manuscript describes PMI’s marketing of IQOS in South Korea based on news monitoring and direct observation by the author during two visits to the flagship stores in Seoul (June 2017) and the purchase of an IQOS device from one store. While currentl
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:57
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G launches sales of new tobacco-heating device

The new product, dubbed lil, heats up tobacco leaves without generating smoke using battery power, according to the company. KT&G said the 10,000 units it put on the market via pre-order were sold out in just two days last week. The consumers who purcha
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 20, 2017 17:23
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[Korea - South] Will new research calm controversies over heat-not-burn cigarettes?Philip Morris Korea to disclose raw data for latest study by next June

Amid controversies over the danger of electronic cigarettes, Philip Morris Korea has released its new research data, claiming its product IQOS contain 90 percent fewer harmful chemicals in its steam than conventional cigarettes.
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:07
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G launches e-cigarette brand to take on foreign rivals

Korea’s top tobacco company KT&G announced on Nov. 7 the launch its new heat-not-burn cigarette, also known as e-cigarette, Lil to take on its foreign rivals who have been gaining market share. The e-cigarettes will be available starting Nov. 20 at all G
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:21
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Parliament endorses tax hike for e-cigarettes

Korea’s parliament passed a bill on Nov. 9 to raise the tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products, or e-cigarettes, amid a lingering dispute over whether they should be treated differently from conventional cigarettes.
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:31
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate in S. Korea rebounds in 2016 despite price hike

According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 23.9 percent of South Koreans aged 19 and above smoked in 2016, up 1.3 percentage points from 22.6 percent posted a year earlier. The figure came to 40.7 percent for males and 6.4 perc
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Nov 6, 2017 16:31
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[Korea - South] Smoking cigarettes may cause Crohn's disease: Exposure to tobacco causes a reaction that triggers inflammation in the bowel, study finds

South Korean scientists discovered mice who inhaled cigarette smoke showed signs of intestinal inflammation - a sign of Crohn's disease. Cigarette smoking activates specific white blood cells in the lung, which might later move to the colon, triggering
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 16:26
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