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Government Regs

I understand Koreans smoke a lot. Can we smoke everywhere?

Although there were no restrictions on where one could smoke a few years ago, things have changed. Over the past decade, Korea has become more health conscious and smoking is now prohibited in closed public places such as offices, many restaurants, stores, underground passages and elsewhere. Look for the non-smoking sign.

It is, however, possible to smoke in restaurants that serve alcohol as well as in some cafes. Many establishments now have smoking and non-smoking sections.

As of March 1 2011, smoking is no longer permitted in the three main squares in downtown Seoul: Seoul Plaza, Cheongyecheon Plaza and Gwanghwamun Plaza. The penalty for smoking in these areas is  100,000 won. However, the enforcement procedure remains unclear.

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