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South Korea Considers Ban on Electronic Cigarettes

The South Korea government on Wednesday suggested that people stop using liquid e-cigarettes. Govt vowed to speed up research to decide whether to completely ban such products. It may hit the main production of US e-cigarette giant Juul and local tobacco company KT&G Business.

Park Neunghoo, the Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea. Cited an example of a mysterious lung disease outbreak related to e-cigarettes in the United States. Stating that “the current situation is considered a serious risk to public health.”

To date, US health officials have reported 1479 confirmed cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarettes. With the death toll rising to 33.

Park Linghou said: “Children, adolescents, pregnant women and people with lung diseases should never use liquid electronic cigarettes. People who do not smoke should not use liquid electronic cigarettes.”

It said that the South Korea government will speed up research to determine whether there is a scientific basis for prohibiting the sale of liquid electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.

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