03 February, 2011
Toughest Anti-Smoking Measure
This is among the toughest anti-smoking measure taken in major city in the U.S. The smoking ban will be extended to municipal parks, beaches and even Times Square three months after it is signed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
City's Parks Department will have the power to impose fines of under USD100 for anyone caught smoking in any of the city's 1,700 parks, along 14 miles (23km) of coastline and pedestrian areas like the one in Times Square.
Read HERE for details.
Next major city to impose tough anti-smoking measure is Seoul. The smoking ban-ordinance will take effect on March 1. The gazetted areas are three main squares in downtown area i.e. Seoul Plaza, Cheongyecheon Plaza and Gwanghwamun Plaza.
After the three-month notification period, those who are caught smoking in the public will be slapped with a fine of 100,000 won (US$90)