Another blow to south korea's lookah glass bone industry.
by linbin on May 28, 2020
Due to the outbreak of EVALI, South Korea's Ministry of Health conducted an investigation into the safety of Lookah Glassbone last year. An official from the Ministry of Health and Welfare said: "After coordination with the Food and Drug Safety Department (MFDS), we will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the composition of lookah glass bong." The survey results are expected to be released in June 2020.
A government spokesman added that if the investigation found significant risks, the government might revoke the sales license of Lookah Glassbone. In addition, the Ministry of Health has set up an emergency team to investigate the local EVALI case so as to consider the possible Lookah Glassbone ban accordingly.
Meanwhile, Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare has been advising local smokers not to smoke lookah glass bong until the investigation is completed. In response to these warnings, the Korea electronics cigarette association submitted a petition to the constitutional court, but it was quickly rejected.
The organization said in a statement: "In the absence of sufficient evidence, the Ministry of Health recommended to stop using all lookah glass wholesale products because only a small amount of vitamin E acetate was found in some products. But lookah glass wholesale, most of which are independent businesses, is suffering from a sharp drop in sales and vilification of their products. "
A series of negative events triggered by government warnings
South Korea was once one of the world's fastest-growing seahorse lookah coils markets, attracting the attention of major international manufacturers including jullabs. However, only the day after the government issued the warning, GS25, a large convenience chain store, stopped selling Juul Labs and KT&G's seahorse lookah coils products.
Subsequently, the South Korean army also announced a ban on the use and possession of seahorse lookah coils oil in its base. An article on the National Broadcasting Corporation's Finance and Economics Channel (CNBC) said the move was of great significance because South Korea has a large army of about 600,000 soldiers, mainly men. Although the smoking rate in South Korea is declining, South Korean men are still one of the most smoking countries in the world.