E-Cigarette Sales Jump Ahead of Tobacco Price Hike

Vaped Magazine December 27, 2014 0
E-Cigarette Sales Jump Ahead of Tobacco Price Hike

Sales of e-cigarettes are increasing ahead of a planned hike in tobacco prices next year. Online retailer G Market says sales grew 17 times on-year in the first 22 days of the month.

Sales of smoking cessation aids including anti-smoking accessories and no-smoking stickers also increased.

More people are considering quitting smoking as cigarette prices will rise at least W2,000 per pack and smoking in all restaurants will be banned.

KT&G’s Esse and Raison will be hiked to W4,500 per pack, while Philip Morris’ Marlboro — No. 2 in the market here — will rise to W4,700.

Smoking is currently allowed in small restaurants, but the ban will be expanded to all restaurants, includ

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