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Anti-smoking Campaign Lacking Results Despite Big Budget Spending

Anti-smoking Campaign Lacking Results Despite Big Budget Spending

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s anti-smoking campaign, funded partly by increased revenue from a cigarette price hike, has not been effective, officials said Friday. Monthly cigarette sales in January 2015, when the price of cigarettes was raised 80 percent from 2,500 won (US$2.21) to 4,500 won, were 295 million packs. Currently, monthly [...]