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New proposals with regards to Korea’s tobacco control policy have drawn international attention following its release at Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Virtual Conference [...] Economists hailing from Korea and abroad convened for a heated debate on the topic of a new direction for tobacco control policy in Korea. Professor Sun-Ku Hahn [...] Kwon Ill-Oong [...] Woo-Hyung Hong and Park Young-bum [...] David Sweanor [...] participated and gave a speech at WEAI to emphasize the need for adopting an inflation-indexed tobacco tax and a differentiated tobacco control policy for each type of product based on the level of harm.