Effective May 1, areas within 10m of subway entrances in Seoul are designated as No Smoking Zone.
Smokers are required to identify No Smoking Zone near subway stations. A violator will be fined 100,000 won, as of September 1.
The step taken by the SMG is in consideration of the fact that the subway is the most frequently used public transportation, and the need to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke has been proven to be crucial to public health.
The SMG will inform people of the said designation and ask for smokers’ positive cooperation. Starting in June, the SMG will engage in concentrated control of areas close to subway entrances based on the results of the monitoring.