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Nearly 90% of Seoul Residents Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Daily


SEOUL, South Korea — Nearly nine out of every 10 Seoul residents are exposed to secondhand smoking everyday with the time of exposure reaching more than seven minutes, a poll showed Monday.

According to the survey of 1,000 Seoul residents taken by the municipal government in January, 88.6 percent of the respondents said that they were exposed to passive smoking about once a day.

The respondents cited smoking among adolescents as the most serious social problem related to tobacco, followed by secondhand smoking.
The Seoul city government has designated key public spaces like plazas, parks and bus stops as smoking-free zones since March 2011 in a bid to wipe out passive smoking.

Source: Busan eFM News


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