WHO Gives Low Score To S. Korea In Terms Of Protecting People From Tobacco Smoke

The World Health Organization(WHO) has assessed that in order for anti-smoking policies to be effective in South Korea, more substantial measures need to be taken, including fully banning smoking zones in public places.
 
According to the Korea Health Promotion Institute on Monday, WHO is pursuing a policy package called MPOWER to provide the foundation for countries to implement and manage tobacco control.
 
The institute said that the project consists of six strategies: monitor tobacco use and prevention policies; protect people from tobacco smoke; offer help to quit tobacco use; warn about the dangers of tobacco; enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and raise taxes on tobacco.
 
The WHO assessed in its Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017 that the implementation of strategies on protecting people from tobacco smoke and enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship was nonexistent in South Korea.
 
The WHO, in principle, does now allow smoking areas in public places. It only allows the establishment of smoking zones if second-hand smoking is fully prevented.  Enditem