Ban for smoking on sidewalk and park paths awaits Seoul population
Population of Korea Republic capital, joint with nicotine addiction will become familiar with new type of administrative sanctions soon. City municipal government plans to penalize citizens for smoking on footpath - street sidewalks, park paths, house territory of bedroom district and so on. Amount of penalty - 100 thousands won (approximately 93 USD). To February 2012 initiative group of city hall will prepare detailed map of Seoul zones free of tobacco. Among them - 15 parks and 314 of bus stop.
According to surveys, 80 % of population of Korea Republic capital support municipal initiative. All the more so by showing respect to those who haven't quit smoking yet, Seoul authorities plan to allocate special places for those who want to smoke. These places will be marked and fenced; they will be situated away from children's playgrounds and other objects of city dwellers' leisure.
To 2014 will be strictly prohibited to smoke on 25 % of Seoul territory, it is more than 9 thousands of public places, including 1910 parks and squares, 5715 of city transport stops, 1305 schools and Institutes of Higher Education.