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Korea’s Cigarette Taxation Proven Effective, Says Government amid Criticism

Korea’s Cigarette Taxation Proven Effective, Says Government amid Criticism

SEJONG, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Cigarette taxes have long been used to discourage citizens from smoking and bolster government coffers. Either way, they’re usually a win-win strategy for both parties.  The Korean government raised its cigarette taxes in 2015 by almost doubling the price of cigarettes from 2,500 or 2,700 won ($2.23) per pack [...]

S. Korea to Control E-cigars in Anti-Smoking Policy

S. Korea to Control E-cigars in Anti-Smoking Policy

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government announced a package of anti-smoking measures on Tuesday that would affect electronic cigarettes as well. It will also push for the revision of health-related laws to tighten control on ads for cigarettes, especially near schools, under the plan unveiled jointly by the Ministry of Health [...]

KTA Uses Friendly Webtoon Characters to Prevent Juvenile Smoking

KTA Uses Friendly Webtoon Characters to Prevent Juvenile Smoking

The Korea Tobacco Association (KTA) announced that it will start a campaign to prevent smoking among teenagers with students from ‘The School to help you Grow, Byeol’ and popular webtoonist Jeon Sun-wook, famous for his webtoon ‘Free draw’ on Naver. (Image : Kobizmedia / Korea Bizwire) SEOUL, Dec.2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Tobacco Association [...]

Adult Male Smoking Rate Drops 6 Months after Price Hike

Adult Male Smoking Rate Drops 6 Months after Price Hike

Seoul, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Following a price hike and the expansion of non-smoking areas early this year, the smoking rate among adult males has dropped by six percent. As the smoking rate decreased, the consumption of tobacco showed a drastic decline, but because of the higher prices, income from cigarettes increased. The Ministry of [...]