Cigarette packages in Korea may soon be covered with health warnings, graphic images and a detailed list of harmful ingredients if a proposed law revision goes into effect next year.
The health ministry said Monday that it plans to propose a revision to the current Health Promotion Act containing these provisions sometime this month.
Under the proposal, phrases like "low-tar" and "mild" that can encourage smoking could not be used on cigarette packs.
The proposal would also require tobacco producers to disclose a list of ingredients in cigarettes in detail, including toxic chemicals and additives.
Currently, cigarette packs only list a few harmful ingredients in cigarettes like nicotine and tar.
AUG 06, 2012
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