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[Korea - South] Smoking has been found to trigger Crohn’s disease according to new research

Scientists have shown for the first time that cigarette smoke causes intestinal inflammation, increasing risk of Crohn’s disease
The Mirror (uk)
added Nov 1, 2017 15:56
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[Korea - South] Cigarette Smoking Triggers Colitis by IFN-γ+ CD4+ T Cells [FREE FULL TEXT]

The increased incidence of Crohn’s disease in smokers has been recently reported, suggesting a strong association of cigarette smoke (CS) with colitis.... Here, we demonstrate that CS exposure is sufficient to induce colitis in mice.
Frontiers Journals (cz)
added Nov 1, 2017 15:55
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Family Ministry designates heat-not-burn tobacco as harmful to minors

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on Thursday announced that it would be designating heat-not-burn tobacco products as harmful substances that cannot be sold to minors.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:37
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, BAT to hike prices of heat-not-burn e-cigarettes

Multinational tobacco companies selling heat-not-burn (HNB) e-cigarettes are set to raise prices as the National Assembly moves closer to hiking taxes on this new type of cigarette. When materialized, this would adversely affect millions of smokers who
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:36
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[Asia, Korea - South] KT&G's Q3 net soars 23 pct on strong exports

KT&G Corp., South Korea's leading tobacco maker, said Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 23.2 percent from a year ago on the back of brisk overseas sales. Net profit came to 308 billion won (US$274 million) on a consolidated basis in the July-Sep
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:59
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Consumers wary as tax hike looms on HNB tobacco

Following the passage of a tax hike bill on heat-not-burn tobacco products at a parliamentary committee, South Korean consumers are bracing for a price hike to begin as early as next month. On Friday, the strategy and finance committee of the Nationa
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:24
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[Asia, Japan, Korea - South] Smoke-free segment up as Philip Morris fights declining sales

In contrast to IQOS’ success in Northeast Asia, it has been met with outright bans by governments elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region – including those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand. Tobacco users, health professionals and lawmakers co
Asia Times
added Oct 20, 2017 14:19
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[Korea - South] Assembly to decide on raising e-cigarette taxes

The National Assembly’s finance committee is expected to decide on Oct. 20 about hiking consumption taxes on heat-not-burn tobacco products, also known as e-cigarettes, to 90 percent on par with regular cigarettes. If taxes are raised, prices of e-cigare
The Investor (kr)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:36
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[Japan, Korea - South] The Tax Benefits of Big Tobacco's New Technology May Soon Flame Out

But in some places, that advantage may be going away. Japan and South Korea -- two critical markets for emerging tobacco technologies -- are considering raising the taxes on Philip Morris International Inc.’s heat-not-burn products, according to Exane B
Bloomberg News
added Oct 12, 2017 22:47
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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