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N. Korea Bans Smoking in Restaurants, Bus Stops and Public Squares

N. Korea Bans Smoking in Restaurants, Bus Stops and Public Squares

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea has designated restaurants, bus stops, public squares and other venues as nonsmoking areas after adopting an anti-smoking law last month, a propaganda outlet said Friday. DPRK Today, one of the North’s propaganda websites, pointed out that smoking is banned in several public spaces, including hotels, stores, restaurants, [...]

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seongdong District plans to develop anti-smoking policies based on big data analysis of complaints related to secondhand smoke and punitive fines to generate a smart, smoking-free environment. The district collected data on complaints related to passive smoking, fines, outdoor non-smoking zones, traffic and educational facilities, and the floating [...]

Jincheon County Volunteer to Help Wuhan Evacuees Quit Smoking

Jincheon County Volunteer to Help Wuhan Evacuees Quit Smoking

JINCHEON, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jincheon County in North Chungcheong Province, where evacuees stay after returning from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is set out to help them who are being housed temporarily at the National Human Resources Development Institute. A total of 173 evacuees have been quarantined at the institute [...]