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Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the boycott movement against Japanese products marking its first year after being sparked by Japan’s export restrictions against South Korea, consumption of Japanese cigarettes has remained more or less unaffected. The Korea Customs Service reported that South Korea imported 4,220.6 tons of cigarettes from the Philippines between July [...]

Arrival Duty-free Shops to Begin Selling Cigarettes from March

Arrival Duty-free Shops to Begin Selling Cigarettes from March

SEJONG, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance ministry said Thursday it will allow arrival duty-free shops to sell cigarettes from March, in a move to promote businesses of arrival shops. The nation’s first on-arrival duty-free shops opened at Incheon International Airport, the country’s main gateway, in May, but the shops had been banned [...]

Boycott Spreading to Target Japanese Cigarettes

Boycott Spreading to Target Japanese Cigarettes

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The boycott movement against Japan within South Korea, sparked by export restrictions imposed last month by Shinzo Abe’s government, has even spread to Japanese brand cigarettes. The number of cigarettes imported to South Korea from the Philippines came to 403 tons last month, down 31.9 tons or 7.3 percent [...]

Traditional Cigarettes Increasingly Replaced by E-cigarettes

Traditional Cigarettes Increasingly Replaced by E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The popularity of traditional cigarettes is waning, as e-cigarettes have seen a significant boost in sales this year. The Ministry of Economy and Finance reported that cigarette sales reached 1.67 billion packs between January and June this year, which was a 0.6 percent decrease from last year. Among them, [...]

Same Risk of Arteriosclerosis Regardless of the Number of Cigarettes Smoked

Same Risk of Arteriosclerosis Regardless of the Number of Cigarettes Smoked

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Smokers often mistakenly think that reducing the number of cigarettes smoked in a day will lower their health risks. However, studies have shown that even those who smoke a little bit have a significant risk of hardened arteries. These findings were based on a study conducted by a research [...]

Young Smokers Have Easy Access to Cigarettes: Survey

Young Smokers Have Easy Access to Cigarettes: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 50 percent of young smokers buy cigarettes at stores directly. According to the Korea Health Promotion Institute, a survey carried out online by querying adolescents on their individual methods of cigarette purchases found that 48 percent had bought cigarette products at convenience stores [...]

Lotte’s Hypermarket Chain to Stop Selling Cigarettes from Next Year

Lotte’s Hypermarket Chain to Stop Selling Cigarettes from Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Mart, the third-largest discount store chain in South Korea by revenue, said Thursday that it will stop selling cigarettes next year as it is pushing to specialize in healthy products. Lotte Mart CEO Kim Jong-in said the decision is part of his company’s commitment to transform itself into [...]