Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 2, 2016)
1. President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Seomoon traditional market in Daegu was to find out that she lost her popularity in her hometown. It is hard to find people who wanted to meet Park. Some merchants even questioned that the president’s visit is not helpful in restoring the damage.
Park should know that the only thing that comforts Korea is voluntary resignation.
2. Developed countries are actively seeking ways to raise tobacco sales age to 21 years, which is two years later than South Korea, to delay smoking age. The reason why they delay the minimum age is people who start smoking between 18 and 21 become regular smokers later in their life.
The Korean government should adopt this instead of raising the price of cigarettes. Tobacco companies won’t be happy, though.