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A Study of Tobacco and Smoking Cessation Based on Old Tobacco-Related News in Modern Korean History
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2020; 11(1): 11-15
Published online June 15, 2020
© 2020 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Jin-Won Noh1, Yejin Lee2, Seung-Hoon Lee3*

1Department of Health Administration, Dankook University, Cheonan, 2Department of Healthcare Management, Eulji University, Seongnam, 3Department of Neurosurgery, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: 씠듅썕
쓣吏븰援 쓽怨쇰븰 떊寃쎌쇅怨
Received May 8, 2020; Revised May 30, 2020; Accepted June 3, 2020.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, dis-tribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We examined tobacco-related news articles published from the 1890s to the 1940s to explore the background of the tobacco industry and advertisements; the political, social, and economic situation related to tobacco consumption; and antismoking movements. Tobacco first became commercially available in the 1950s and continued to be used for nearly 80 years in Korea. However, the history of smoking cessation spans only 50 years. The long history of smoking represents the extent of harm caused by tobacco addiction, and the short history of smoking also represents the degree of fatal health effects of smoking. The concept of smoking cessation has recently been introduced in Korea. We plan to perform a retrospective study on public health perception regarding tobacco and smoking-cessation campaigns in modern Korean history and suggest directions for managing the current smoking situation and smokingcessation policies.
Keywords : Smoking history; Smoking-cessation history; Tobacco-related news articles; Modern Korean history
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