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[Asia-pacific, China, Korea - South] Chinese tourist problem goes up in smoke

Although smoking is prohibited in the Myeongdong shopping district and at historic palaces including Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung, many tourists did not heed the bans. "Old palaces are non-smoking areas because they are extremely fire prone, but it is n
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:29

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Subway stations set to have smoking booths

Smoking booths are expected to be allowed near subway station exits in Seoul, following a revision to a related ordinance. Seoul city councilors Choi Pan-sul and Kim Hea-rean said Monday that they proposed the revision in order to remove the clause that
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:45

[Korea - South] KT&G to Raise Prices of Duty-Free Cigarettes

South Korea's state-run tobacco producer KT&G will raise the prices of duty-free tobacco starting from Tuesday. KT&G said on Monday that it will raise the prices of duty-free cigarettes by four U.S. dollars on average increasing from 18 dollars to 22 d
Korea Broadcasting System (KBS World Radio) (kr)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:24

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Health ministry studying effects of on-screen smoking

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday it had begun the 80 million won study, which will be continue until Nov. 30. The results of the study are expected to determine regulations on smoking scenes in films. Measures are expected to include ra
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:01

[Asia, Korea - North, Korea - South] North Korea Launches Newest Offensive: Cigarette Butts

apparently to highlight its contempt, it has begun sending balloons into the South loaded with an unusual payload, the police here said on Thursday: cigarette butts. North and South Korea have escalated their propaganda war across their heavily armed bor
New York Times
added Feb 4, 2016 12:36

[Korea - South] Foreign Tobacco Companies Reap the Benefits of Higher Cigarette Prices

According to a report from the Joongang Ilbo, a Korean daily journal, the main beneficiaries of higher cigarette prices have turned out to be foreign tobacco companies.
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 30, 2016 22:47

[Asia, Korea - South] Korea's cigarette imports surge in 2015

Korea's cigarette imports surged in 2015 after contracting for four straight years despite government efforts to discourage smoking by sharply raising prices, official data showed Thursday.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 28, 2016 20:12

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

Tobacco makers and importers may have to disclose all the ingredients in cigarettes as part of the government effort to control the harmful effects of tobacco consumption. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said during a policy report to President Par
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 26, 2016 22:42

[Asia, Korea - South] (2nd LD) KT&G's Q4 net falls 7 pct on weak domestic sales

KT&G Corp., South Korea's state-run tobacco producer, said Thursday its net profit decreased 7 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago due to lackluster sales in the domestic market.
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jan 21, 2016 15:55

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G sells more cigarettes abroad than home

KT&G, the country's largest cigarette maker, sold more products abroad than at home last year, the first time since 1999 when the firm began exports. This marks a turning point in the company's endeavor to transform itself into a global corporate giant
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 19, 2016 02:35
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