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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Constitutional Court upholds smoking ban at all restaurants

ruled that a smoking ban at all restaurants is constitutional, court and health officials said Thursday, rejecting arguments that it violates individuals' rights to property and the pursuit of happiness. Officials said the nine judges unanimously agreed
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 21, 2016 04:29
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[Korea - South] KT&G's Cigarette Sales Soar in the US and Africa

According to KT&G’s 2015 overseas sales data, 18.4 billion cigarette sticks, or 39.6 percent of the total sales (46.5 billion cigarettes sticks), were sold in relatively new export markets including the US, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific nations,
Korea IT Times (kr)
added Mar 17, 2016 16:02
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[Korea - South] Cigarette Price Hike Leads to Less Smoking, More Tax Income

Last year's tax revenue from cigarette sales grew 51 percent from the previous year, backed by the cigarette price hike. However, less number of smokers kicked the habit than the government initially expected.
Korea Broadcasting System (KBS World Radio) (kr)
added Jan 11, 2016 21:48
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Anti-smoking drive irks smokers' group

The nation's largest smokers' group, "I Love Smoking," which has some 100,000 members, said Wednesday that the Ministry of Health and Welfare "has violated smokers' human rights by branding smoking, which is a personal preference, as a sin." "The minist
Korea Times (kr)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:21
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[Asia, India, Korea - South] New air filter can clear cigarette smoke quickly

A new air cleaning equipment has been developed that can purify the air completely in an hour inside a smoking room where 10 people are simultaneously smoking. The equipment has been developed by Korean researchers.
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 13, 2015 12:00
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[Korea - South] Anti-smoking research center eyed

The Ministry of Health plans to set up its own research center dedicated to studying the harmful effects of smoking in an apparent bid to win an ongoing legal battle with tobacco companies. The ministry said Wednesday that the research center, which wil
Korea Times (kr)
added Apr 8, 2015 10:46
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[Korea - South] Tobacco companies decide prices ahead of tax hike

Korea’s largest tobacco company KT&G said on Thursday that the prices of all its products will increase by 2,000 won ($1.80) starting Jan. 1, in compliance with the government’s decision to raise taxes on tobacco.
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:37
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[Korea - South, Philippines] PMFTC to halt exports to South Korea, Pakistan

PMFTC Inc. will stop exporting cigarettes to Pakistan and South Korea, as the packaging in those two countries does not bear tax stamps. “One of the problems now with exports is that when you export to a country that does not have tax stamps, you still
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 27, 2014 14:47
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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
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[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
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