S.Korea's top convenience store chain stops selling flavoured liquid e-cigarettes

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South Korea's top convenience store chain GS25 has stopped selling flavoured liquid e-cigarettes, the parent company GS Retail said on Thursday.

SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - South Korea's top convenience store chain GS25 has stopped selling flavoured liquid e-cigarettes, the parent company GS Retail 007070.KS said on Thursday.

The sales suspension came a day after the country's health minister warned the public to stop using liquid vaping products, citing a number of deaths attributed to e-cigarettes in the United States.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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