South Korean government advises people to stop using glass pipes for sale? Consider imposing a sale
South Korea suggested on Wednesday that people stop using glass pipes for smoking because of their increasing interference with health. South Korea has also vowed to speed up the investigation into whether to ban the sale of glass pipes for smoking , a move that could hit major producers such as Juul and KT&G, a South Korean tobacco company.
Although the long-term effects of e-cigarettes on health are not clear, e-cigarettes are considered to be a healthier option and can help users quit smoking when using e-cigarettes.
However, as glass pipes for smoking face more and more scrutiny, countries around the world have been removing electronic cigarette products from the market and restricting their advertising.
"The current situation is considered a serious threat to public health," South Korean Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said at a news conference, citing cases of lung injuries caused by the use of glass pipes for smoking in the United States.
So far, U.S. health officials have reported 33 deaths from a respiratory disease related to e-cigarettes, and another 1,479 confirmed and suspected cases.
South Korea's Ministry of Health said this month it reported a 30-year-old South Korean e-cigarette user suffering from pneumonia.
"Children, teenagers, pregnant women and people with lung diseases should never use glass pipes for smoking . The same applies to non-smokers, who will not use glass pipes for smoking from now on. "
Park Lung-ho said the South Korean government would speed up research to determine whether there is a scientific basis for banning the sale of liquid glass pipes for buy glass pipes .
One technology of glass pipes for smoking -heating but not burning tobacco-has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has largely avoided the recent worldwide regulatory crackdown.
South Korea's Ministry of Health vowed to strengthen supervision of electronic cigarette products, such as strengthening customs procedures for importing glass pipes hand blown liquids.
The South Korean office of U.S. electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul said in a statement that their products do not contain harmful substances. Juul, 35% owned by Altria Group, began selling its glass pipes cheap products in South Korea in May this year.
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