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While e-cigarettes are currently legal in South Korea, the use of them is banned in public places and public transport with the exception of designated smoking areas.
E-cigarette products are also subject to a number of taxes and charges, so expect to pay a little more than usual because of this.
South Korea has a thriving vaping scene and a number of retail stores can be found, mainly in Seoul.
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South Korea became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on August 14, 2005.
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This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.
Relevant Links & Articles
Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/south-korea/laws
World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/kor.pdf?ua=1
Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/south-korea/
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