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Prof. Pushes for Ban on Cigarettes

no cigarettesFirst published: February 22, 2010

Source: Korea Times

Professor Park Jae-gahb
Seoul National University
By Bae Ji-sook
Staff Reporter

A group of health experts and civic activists Monday called for the government to ban the manufacturing and distribution of cigarettes.

They urged the government to conduct intensive rehabilitation programs for smokers and encourage tobacco farms to convert to other industries.

The Tobacco Free World and the Korea Association of Health Promotion, among others, are pushing to prohibit the selling and making of tobacco products
within 10 years.

Those who violate a proposed law would be imprisoned up to five years or fined up to 50 million won. The members are planning to submit the bill to
the National Assembly within a year.

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