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[Africa, Korea - South] KT&G to change 'racist' cigarette packaging

KT&G, the country’s largest tobacco company, will change the package of its ''This Africa’’ cigarette, which has been accused of being racist for portraying chimpanzees (previously misidentified as monkeys by media outlets) roasting tobacco leaves. The c
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 31, 2013 15:42
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[Korea - South] Government spends little on anti-smoking programs

The government only spends about 1 percent of its fund to promote public health of smokers on anti-smoking programs, ministry officials said Monday. The health promotion fund receives 90 percent of its funding from a 354 won tax on each pack of cigarette
GlobalPost
added Jun 17, 2013 04:16
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[Korea - South] Parties prevail in adopting landmark illicit trade protocol despite industry interference --- WHO: Big Tobacco single greatest threat to tobacco treaty

Parties to the treaty did not approve the official observer status of Interpol, the international law enforcement agency, due to widespread concern over the agency's acceptance of a recent 15-million-euro contribution from Philip Morris International
Corporate Accountability International
added Nov 21, 2012 01:08
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[Canada, Korea - South] PSY Smokes A Cigarette Gangnam Illegal Style

Hey PSY! We know you're from South Korea and all, but surely you can't understand that big sign behind you?! It says NO SMOKING and even has a convenient illustration to break through the language barrier.
PerezHilton.com
added Nov 1, 2012 20:15
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Parliament endorses tax hike for e-cigarettes

Korea’s parliament passed a bill on Nov. 9 to raise the tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products, or e-cigarettes, amid a lingering dispute over whether they should be treated differently from conventional cigarettes.
The Investor (kr)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:31
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[Asia, Korea - South] KT&G to release heat-not-burn tobacco amid iQOS growing popularity

- KT&G Corp. said Thursday it will soon release heat-not-burn (HNB) cigarettes amid the growing popularity of the smoke-free tobacco despite concerns of the emissions of toxic substances similar to those of conventional cigarettes. The largest tobacco ma
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jul 10, 2017 16:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] 'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes popular in Korea

Philip Morris' heat-not-burn (HNB) e-cigarette, iQOS, is enjoying surging popularity in Korea. Its rival British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea and business bellwether KT&G also said this month they will introduce their own HNB products soon.
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 21, 2017 20:10
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Sales of Korean slim cigarette skyrocket overseas

KT&G on Wednesday, the number of slim cigarettes sold outside Korea from 2001 to July this year was around 220 billion. Sales of Esse currently account for more than one-third of slim cigarettes sold worldwide. The popularity of Esse stems from its high
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 3, 2016 18:26
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South, Mid-east, Russia] KT&G successful in new overseas markets

has met success in new overseas markets beyond its traditional markets in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. According to a KT&G official, Wednesday, the company sold a total of 46.5 billion cigarettes overseas in 2015. Of them, 18.4 billion cigar
Korea Times (kr)
added Mar 16, 2016 14:51
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[Asia, Korea - South] Korea's cigarette imports surge in 2015

Korea's cigarette imports surged in 2015 after contracting for four straight years despite government efforts to discourage smoking by sharply raising prices, official data showed Thursday.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 28, 2016 20:12
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