Smoking Goes Down Among Teenagers as Price Hikes Bite
The number of smoking teenagers has dropped by about 60,000 since cigarette prices rose by W2,000 in January. The proportion of teens who have smoked more than a day over the past 30 days now stands at 7.8 percent. >> Full Text
Korea Bans Travel to Some Areas of Philippines
The Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a travel ban for some areas of the Philippines. The ban on visiting Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga follows a series of violent crimes there. The measure, which goes into effect early next month, prohibits Korean nationals from traveling to or residing in those areas. >> Full Text

How to Pick the Best Winter Boots
Boots can present the fashion-conscious with agonies of choice as winter approaches, and a wrong decision can entail months of regret. The Chosun Ilbo therefore asked shoemaker Kumkang and top stylist Han Hye-yeon for tips on how to pick the right pair for you. >> Full Text

A hearse carrying the coffin of former President Kim Young-sam passes through Gwanghwamun in Seoul on Thursday.

Girls enjoy the first snow of the season on a university campus in Daejeon on Thursday.

Kim Hye-soo and Yu Jun-sang arrive at the annual Blue Dragon Film Awards in Seoul on Thursday to host the event.

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