Seoul endeavors to lay the groundwork for regulating smoking and to establish the culture of making public sites nonsmoking areas in a bid to protect the health of citizens from indirect smoking damage in indoor and outdoor public sites.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has designated Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, and Cheonggye Plaza as well as 22 parks and 339 bus stops as nonsmoking areas.
Districts’ public health centers operate anti-smoking clinics by providing consultation and medication therapies (nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gum, and Bupropion) to smokers to enable them to enhance their nonsmoking rates and to lower smoking rates in the process.
Seoul endeavors to shed the facility’s protection-centered dementia management paradigm and to provide comprehensive dementia services systematically including prevention, early detection, and rehabilitation in a bid to reduce the medical costs of elderly people, ease the family’s treatment cost burden, and enhance elderly people’s quality of life.
Seoul establishes the Seoul Dementia Center and districts’ dementia centers as organizations aimed at supervising, planning, and supporting dementia problems in this aging society in a bid to link closely with communities’ various medical and welfare resources and to provide comprehensive and total services to citizens.