Korea’s government said on March 6 it is pushing to release more information on various harmful substances found in e-cigarettes.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it plans to come up with an analytical method that will allow the general public to easily access and check hundreds of chemicals in various tobacco products.
As part of this plan, the ministry aims to announce about 120 substances in cigarettes, 200 substances in heat-not-burn tobacco products and 20 substances in liquid e-cigarettes.
Currently, tobacco manufacturers are required to provide information on only two harmful chemicals -- nicotine and tar -- on their packages.
Besides nicotine and tar, tobacco smoke contains hundreds of other chemicals, many of which are harmful to health and can lead to chronic lung disease.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (email@example.com)