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[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

[Korea - South] KT&G offers limited The One Maxim Edition

has put 1 million packs of The One Impact Maxim Edition on sale for a limited four-week period. The outer cover was designed in collaboration with Maxim, the world’s best-selling men’s monthly magazine, to attract young male smokers in their 20s and 30s
Korea Herald (kr)
added Feb 25, 2013 11:29

[India, Korea - South] Tobacco farmers peeved at no representation at WHO meet

Tobacco farmers are sulking at the Indian delegation, represented by the Health Ministry officials, supporting the phasing out of the tobacco crop through extreme regulations.
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Dec 4, 2012 12:32

[Korea - South] Important boost for duty-free tobacco

The illicit trade protocol has been adopted in Seoul without calls for a ban on duty-free tobacco sales
DFNI (uk)
added Nov 13, 2012 09:58

[Korea - South] Despite the odds, countries adopt illicit trade protocol of global tobacco treaty

Today government delegates from across the world adopted the illicit trade protocol of the global tobacco treaty - the world's first public health and corporate accountability treaty - but not without a fight from Big Tobacco.
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Nov 12, 2012 13:04

[Korea - South] Heavy Smoking on the Rise Among Teens

The smoking rate among men dropped from 51.6 percent in 2005 to 48.3 percent in 2010, but more than one in every 10 teenagers still smokes, according to the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chosun Ilbo (kr)
added Nov 9, 2012 13:20
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