The owners of PC-Bang attended the rally to protest against the government regulation on smoking at PC Bang.
Korean government is about to prohibit smoking at PC Bang from the 8th of June. PC-Bangs are obligate to make a smoking section separately since 2007 already. Because smokers have contributed to PC-Bang sales between 50~80%of the total, the most owners oppose the regulation strongly. It has been known that the PC-bang market size is about $3.6 billion and about 90,000 people working at PC-Bang in Korea.
The organization of PC-Bang owner announced the survey result that 66% of them will discontinue the business if the regulation is applied from June. They insisted that the regulation must be delayed until 2015.