Korea′s cigarette tax has done little to reduce number of smokers

It’s that time of the year when people make New Year’s resolutions.And for many, quitting smoking still tops the list of goals to accomplish.With last year’s price hike on cigarettes in Korea, one would imagine it might havebecome easier to stub out the habit… but it seems like it’s not.Our Lee Ji-won has more.“One year […]

Korea′s cigarette tax has done little to reduce number of smokers

It’s that time of the year when people make New Year’s resolutions.And for many, quitting smoking still tops the list of goals to accomplish.With last year’s price hike on cigarettes in Korea, one would imagine it might havebecome easier to stub out the habit… but it seems like it’s not.Our Lee Ji-won has more.“One year […]

World No Tobacco Day marked on May 31

Today, May 31st,… is “World No Tobacco Day,”… a yearly event designated to increase publicawareness about the dangers of smoking.Marking the occasion,…South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare has released a new anti-smoking Public ServiceAnnouncement,… which highlights that smoking is a social issue rather than a personal one.As part of its anti-smoking policy,… health authorities […]

E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sale of all fruity flavors

Eastern red giant jewel is a no longer selling certain flavors onlinespecifically a fruity ones like mango cream fruit and cucumber the companysaid Thursday that its new policy is effective immediately the popular Eastagura company previously stopped selling the kid-friendly flavors in stores andthe Trump administration has announced plans to remove all flavored podsincluding mints […]

E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sale of all fruity flavors

Eastern red giant jewel is a no longer selling certain flavors onlinespecifically a fruity ones like mango cream fruit and cucumber the companysaid Thursday that its new policy is effective immediately the popular Eastagura company previously stopped selling the kid-friendly flavors in stores andthe Trump administration has announced plans to remove all flavored podsincluding mints […]

Young e-cigarette users more likely to smoke – U.S. study

Despite their “marketed” function,… electronic cigarettes may be a gateway for adolescentsto become REAL smokers. According to a study published in JAMA Pediatricson Thursday,… adolescents who used e-cigarettes were more likely to smoke REAL cigarettes,…and less likely to quit than those who did not use the device.The study was based on data from some 40-thousand […]

Korea’s Supreme Court rules in favor of KT&G in ‘tobacco suit’

The country’s top court has stubbed out a years-long legal battle over smoking, rulingagainst a group of lung cancer patients who had appealed for compensation from Korea’sbiggest tobacco company, KT&G. Kwon Soa reports. A 15-year-long legal battlebetween cancer patients and Korean cigarette maker KT&G has come to an end, and the tobaccocompany has come out […]

Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes; S. Korea warns against vaping

Walmart in the United States is stopping sales of electronic cigarettes becauseof a growing tangle of regulations according to US media Walmart said in aninternal memo Friday that e-cigarette sales will stop once it’s existing stockruns out in the memo Walmart cited increasingly complex regulations at thefederal state and local level following at least eight […]

Top 10 most incredible UFO encounters caught on camera

passenger in a commercial airplane captured a 34 second video of a largesaucer shaped object flying rapidly through the clouds just below the planethe official explanation is that the object was most likely a governmentdrone however the video shows that the objectquickly passes the airliner suggesting that it was moving at a high speed thata […]

Walmart stops selling e-cigarettes; S. Korea warns against vaping

Walmart in the United States has stopped selling electronic cigarettes because ofa growing tangle of regulations according to American media Walmart saidin an internal memo on Friday the e-cigarette sales will stop once thisexisting stock runs out in the memo Walmart also cited increasingly complexregulations at the federal state and local level following at least […]