Cigarette packages in Korea will soon be covered with health warnings, graphic images and a detailed list of harmful ingredients if a proposed law revision goes into effect next year.
The Health Ministry said Monday it plans to propose the revision to the relevant lows sometime this month. Under the proposal, phrases like "low-tar" and "mild" that could encourage smoking cannot be used on cigarette packs.
The proposal would also require tobacco producers to disclose ingredients in cigarettes in detail, including toxic chemicals and additives. Currently, cigarette packs only list a few harmful ingredients like nicotine and tar.