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[Australia, Korea - South] Four million illicit cigarettes seized

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has seized more than four million illicit cigarettes after they were shipped to Australia from Korea. The cigarettes had a potential street value of up to $3.5 million and the total amount of duty evaded is $2.2 million
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (au)
added Aug 5, 2016 16:26
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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, Korea - South] Seoul to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances from Sept.

The Seoul municipal government on Sunday said it plans to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances to better address public health concerns. Under the changes that will go into effect as of Sept. 1, people caught smoking within 10 meters of a subway e
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jul 31, 2016 20:05
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] South Korea came up with a plan to cut down smoking. The opposite happened.

government launched an initiative to up the price of cigarettes...bump the average price of a pack of cigarettes...New no-smoking zones and required health warnings on labels would follow. Moon predicted that South Koreans would buy 34 percent fewer ciga
Washington Post
added Aug 2, 2016 15:01
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[Korea - South] Cigarette Tax Related to Corruption and Happiness?

Korea, which was ranked 12th for its cigarette tax ratio, was also among the lower ranking countries (27th). In terms of levels of happiness, Turkey (1st), Hungary (2nd), Poland (3rd), Greece (4th) ranked 31st, 32nd, 27th, and 34th, respectively. Korea
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:39
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Minjoo Party leader slams tax hike on cigarettes

urged the government to roll back a tax increase on cigarettes, criticizing the measure as a veiled attempt to collect more money by exploiting health concerns. The Minjoo Party of Korea’s chairman Rep. Kim Chong-in called for the “readjustment” of the
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:28
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] High tobacco tax means low happiness, acute corruption: report

The higher the share of tobacco taxes in a country’s total revenue, the lower its people’s sense of happiness and perception of corruption, a study said Wednesday. The Korea Federation of Taxpayers and Rep. Yun Ho-jung of the opposition Minjoo Party of
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:18
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Only homegrown cigarettes sold at highway service areas: sources

Only cigarettes produced by South Korea's sole tobacco maker KT&G Corp. are sold at highway service areas nationwide despite the antitrust watchdog's earlier order to correct such an unfair practice, industry sources said Monday. Last year, the Fair Tra
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 25, 2016 16:13
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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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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Cigarette sales bounce back from dip

Cigarette sales for the first half of 2016 have risen 14 percent compared to the same period last year, coming back from a sharp drop early last year due to a price hike, according to data Wednesday. According to research firm Nielson, over 35.3 billion
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 21, 2016 04:27
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