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Sales of HNB E-cigarettes Grow Fast Since Debut Last Year

Sales of HNB E-cigarettes Grow Fast Since Debut Last Year

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean has seen sales of heat-not-burn (HNB) electronic cigarettes grow at a fast click since their debut here last year, amid soaring popularity among local smokers, data showed Wednesday. According to the data from the government and industry sources, 163 million packs of HNB tobacco products were sold [...]

S. Korea Sees Jump in E-cigarette Shipments This Year

S. Korea Sees Jump in E-cigarette Shipments This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea saw shipments of electronic cigarettes soar this year on their growing popularity among smokers amid a tumble in sales of conventional tobacco, government data showed Sunday. According to the data from the finance ministry, shipments of electronic cigarettes, including Phillip Morris’ IQOS and British American Tobacco’s Glo, [...]

Philip Morris Claims IQOS Safer Alternative to Cigarettes

Philip Morris Claims IQOS Safer Alternative to Cigarettes

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – HNB (heat-not-burn) E-cigarette IQOS is much safer for smokers than a traditional cigarette, says Philip Morris International, and the company has the words of a medical expert to back up its assertion.  On November 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Philip Morris Korea hosted a round table [...]

Sales of E-Cigarettes Surge as Government Moves to Raise Tobacco Taxes

Sales of E-Cigarettes Surge as Government Moves to Raise Tobacco Taxes

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – With the South Korean government likely to raise taxes on heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products, an increasing number of vapers are stocking up on HNB type e-cigarettes. According to sources from the convenience store industry on Tuesday, sales of the famous HNB e-cigarette IQOS have drastically increased since reports emerged earlier [...]

Seoul Debates Higher Taxes on E-cigarettes

Seoul Debates Higher Taxes on E-cigarettes

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government finds itself embroiled in a debate over the taxation of electronic cigarettes, following a motion filed earlier this month by Rep. Kim Kwang Lim calling for increased taxes on the popular alternative to traditional cigarettes. Current taxation policy is different for e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes, [...]

[China Report]  Should E-cigarettes Be Regulated?

[China Report] Should E-cigarettes Be Regulated?

  SEOUL, Korea, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) –As the demand for electronic cigarettes is rapidly on the rise, controversies arise as much as to whether e-cigarettes are really harmless as the marketers say they are. Since 2008 when the first shipment of e-cigarettes arrived in Korea, the importers have insisted that the smokeless cigarettes are an [...]