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[Graphic News] Cigarette sales down 0.6% in H1

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Aug. 6, 2019 - 19:30

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Sales of cigarettes in South Korea edged down 0.6 percent in the first half of 2019 from a year prior, data showed, amid an anti-smoking campaign and higher prices.

South Korean smokers purchased 1.67 billion 20-cigarette packs in the January-June period, compared to 1.68 billion packs in the same period last year, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The figures represent a 17.8 percent drop from the first half of 2014. (Yonhap)