DPRK cigarettes to sell in ROK

According to KBS Global (h/t ROK Drop):

Consumers can buy cigarettes produced by a North Korean firm starting next month.

A South Korean company announced Friday that it will start selling some 175-thousand packs of the “Baeksan” cigarettes from July sixth, with each pack costing two-thousand-300 won, or about one dollar and 80 cents.

It’s not the first time a South Korean company has imported a North Korean tobacco product. In 2000, the South’s Korea Tobacco and Ginseng Corporation imported North Korean cigarettes under a temporary contract.

Here are previous posts on North Korean cigarettes.

Here is a photo of the North Korean cigarattes I purchased on my trips.


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