South Korean government warns against usage of e-cigarettes!
Jane Lee , Oct. 23, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
"As several serious respiratory illnesses and deaths have been reported in the United States and South Korea, (the government) strongly warns against usage of e-cigarettes until their link to the (the diseases) are clearly identified," Park told reporters. "As (e-cigarettes) are directly related to public health, stronger regulations on tobacco products need to be promptly approved in the parliament, and the government will make a concerted effort for its passage."
The measures follow government recommendations regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes after concerns over e-cigarette use among young people led to a backlash against vaping in the U.S. The government said it will tighten security measures on e-cigarettes and imports of liquid nicotine and crack down on the sale and promotion of illegal tobacco products. It also vowed to require tobacco manufacturers and importers to submit documents on e-cigarette components and apply stricter regulations on the materials. A total of 36 e-cigarettes by 11 tobacco companies are currently being sold in the nation, while unregulated vaporizing products made of nicotine stem and root are known to be available on the black market.