Cigarettes with Graphic Antismoking Warnings Hit the Market

Medical

Cigarette packs with graphic antismoking warnings are hitting retail stores across the nation.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday that stores near 245 public health centers nationwide were selling an average of six-point-three tobacco products with graphic warnings.

Under revised law, from December 23th of last year, tobacco companies were required to insert graphic health warnings on the packaging of cigarettes produced domestically or imported.

The ministry is seeking legislation to impose fines on retailers that are caught covering up the warning labels.

Source: KBS World Radio