All posts tagged "Cigarettes"

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    Illegal circulation of tax-free cigarettes surges in S. Korea

    By Park Si-soo SOUTH KOREA — The illegal circulation of tax-free cigarettes on the domestic market has surged since the announcement of a government plan to raise prices. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) said Tuesday that it...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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    Pricey cigarettes might prompt even the rich to quit smoking

    Should the price of a pack of cigarettes increase to 9,660 won, even the top 25 percent of income-earners would think twice about lighting up. According to a survey of 800 smokers done by the Korea Health...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Khaled Helioui
    Game developer calls addiction bill ‘a joke’

    By Kwon Ji-youn Khaled Helioui, CEO of Bigpoint, a Germany-based game developer, argues that a proposed bill on game addiction will hurt Korea’s gaming industry. “This bill could be quite a big threat to the online game...

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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