A revised bill that tightens restrictions on tobacco smoking in South Korea was passed on Monday and will come into force on Saturday, according to a report by Kim Hyun-bin for Arirang TV & Radio.
All restaurants over 150 square meters in area will have to restrict tobacco smoking on their premises to designated enclosed areas.
Previously, restaurants were obligated to assign half the area for non-smokers.
Over 75,000 restaurants will be affected by the new regulations, which, in addition, will prohibit cigarette companies from promoting their products as being flavored.
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