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[Korea - South] Hike in prices a boon to black market cigarettes

The cigarettes were withdrawn from a plastic bag with “duty free” stamped on it. When asked where they got the cigarettes, the seniors pointed across the road to Pungmul market. ... a JoongAng Ilbo reporter asked merchants where to get duty-free cigare
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Oct 12, 2014 22:30

[Korea - South] Tobacco Smuggling Rises Explosively as Gov't Is Set to Raise Cigarette Price

As the government’s decision to raise the cigarette prices by 80 percent from early next year has become the talk of the town, the scale of tobacco smuggling is getting bigger. According to data submitted by the Korea Customs Service requested by Congre
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:51

[Korea - South] Phillip Morris Korea Introduces ‘Marlboro 2014 Vintage’ Limited Edition

Limited edition of ‘Marlboro 2014 Vintage’ will hit the store on September 3 for a limited period of time. Last year, the ‘Marlboro 2013 Vintage’ caught people’s attention in the market when it was first introduced. As a follow up limited series, the ‘M
added Sep 4, 2014 14:26

[Asia, Korea - South] Virginia S. Superslim gets modern look

The new packaging is simpler and more modern, centering on the tobacco leaf icon that has been the design base for the Virginia Superslim series. The new cigarette packaging also has curved edges for a better grip ― the first such design in the local t
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 28, 2014 12:50

[Asia, Korea - South] [Graphic News] Korea’s cigarette prices among the world’s lowest

According to Korea Institute of Public Finance, the average price of best-selling Korean cigarettes between 2012 and 2013 was 2,500 won ($2.20) a pack, one sixth of the price set in Norway at $14.50 per pack.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 1, 2014 18:51

[Korea - South] S.Korea's state health insurer sues Philip Morris, BAT for smoking damages

South Korea's state health insurer said on Monday it was seeking an initial 53.7 billion won ($51.9 million) from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco , to offset treatment costs for diseases lin
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32

[Korea - South] NHIS chief fights against tobacco firms

In his fight against cigarette-makers, "now or never" is the motto of National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) President Kim Jong-dae. Kim has long pledged to take tobacco-makers to court on behalf of policyholders who have to pay higher premiums due to
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 29, 2014 18:52

[Korea - South] How Korean Net Cafes Are Fighting a New Smoking Law

Now, PC bang owners think they have found a loophole: There are new "smoking rooms" popping up in South Korea that offer you a place to smoke while giving you "free" access to a PC. The sign in the top image reads, "Smoking Room, 1000 won per hour. PC us
Kotaku (kr)
added Jul 24, 2013 09:38

[Canada, Korea - South] Female lawyer battles giant cigarette makers

many Koreans remained largely unaware of the dangers of smoking until the late 1990s when lawyer Bae Keum-ja made the issue a public concern by helping smokers and their family members file lawsuits against KT&G, the nation's biggest cigarette manufacture
Korea Times (kr)
added May 6, 2013 19:50

[Korea - South] Korea's KT&G Considers Bidding for KKR's Oriental Brewery

is considering making a bid that could be valued at up to $3 billion for Oriental Brewery Co., people familiar with the matter said, as the South Korean tobacco maker weighs expanding its portfolio in the country beyond cigarettes.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 5, 2013 16:37
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