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[Korea - South] Smoking Ban Near Subway Exits Goes into Effect

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is carrying out an intensive crackdown on smoking within 10 m of subway exits from Thursday. The city passed the smoking ban in May with a four-month grace period. It began to take effect as of Thursday. Violators are s
Chosun Ilbo (kr)
added Sep 1, 2016 16:12
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Seoul cracks down on subway exit smokers

People who smoke within 10 meters of the exits can be fined up to 100,000 won ($90). The city government launched a crackdown on offenders Thursday, with 19 officers patrolling exits from now until Sept. 9, Yonhap news agency reported.
Korea Times (kr)
added Sep 1, 2016 16:11
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tax agency probes PMI, BAT

Korean tax authorities have begun an intensive special tax investigation into two foreign tobacco manufacturers for evading taxes on cigarettes produced before last year‘s tax hike, but sold after the raise, industry watchers said. For the past few mont
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 30, 2016 13:20
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Philip Morris, British American Tobacco under probe over alleged tax evasion

Cigarette makers are said to have raked in tens of millions of dollars in so-called inventory profit by keeping products shipped out before 2015 in stock and selling them after the tax hike for a huge gain. According to the sources, the National Tax Ser
Korea Times (kr)
added Aug 30, 2016 12:33
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] As cigarette prices rise, so does smuggling

Illegally distributed tobacco products are being sold at various places...It is hard to find them through a web search, but stores’ locations and business hours are introduced in smokers’ communities on the internet. An industry insider said that the numb
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Aug 16, 2016 01:35
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] JTI to unveil new design of bestselling tobacco

will relaunch its premium million-seller tobacco Mevius, with a significant change to its packaging design, the company said Thursday. The upgraded design features an arc that represents the fundamentals of modernity and dynamics, and embossed textile to
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 12, 2016 00:32
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[Korea - South] Smoker’s use of neutral zones leads to debate

The place where Kim had an argument is what smokers call a “smoking point,” where most office workers come and smoke...when they smoke in that alleyway, the smell of cigarette smoke wafts over to nearby restaurants. Because most alleys are only about 5 me
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Aug 10, 2016 18:36
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[Korea - South] Online fury erupts after young mother was slapped for asking man not to smoke in non-smoking area

the woman uploaded a post to an online community early this month in an attempt to gain public sympathy. The post went viral, leading many to wonder why police had pressed the same charges against her, and what she could have possibly done any better.
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Aug 9, 2016 16:24
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoker slaps woman with baby for asking him stop puffing in no smoking area

A mom with a 7-month-old baby was slapped in the face after she asked a man in 50s to “put out a cigarette” in a no smoking area.... She added that “for adults, you can just hold your nose. But I can’t ask my 7-month-old baby to do the same, can I?”
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:13
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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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