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Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (KSRNT) Position Statement on Epidemics of E-cig Related Lung Disease in the US
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2019; 10(2): 59-61
Published online December 15, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Min Kyu Choi1*, Eon Sook Lee2, Hyunjae Yu3, Yu Jin Paek4

1Department of Family Medicine, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, 2Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Ilsanpaik Hospital, 3School of Communication, Sogang University, 4Department of Family Medicine, Hallym University (Anyang) Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: *理쒕쇨퇋
븳由쇰븰援 쓽怨쇰븰 媛젙쓽븰怨
Received November 26, 2019; Revised December 4, 2019; Accepted December 4, 2019.
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.
Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (KSRNT Chairman: Baek Yoo-jin, a professor at Hallym University Medical School), had encountered the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention셲 epidemiological report on the epidemics of an E-cig related lung disease(Sept. 17), and we are very concerned about the promotion of e-cigarettes (including devices) and reckless advertising activities in the blind spots and the increase in number of e-cigarette users (especially in the young population, including adolescents). We strongly urge the National Assembly and the government to come up with effective policies to strengthen the regulation of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes (including devices).
Keywords : Electronic nicotine delivery systems; Lung diseases
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