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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 17:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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[Iowa] 10 years later: Ames led way on smoking restrictions

Last Sunday, Iowa marked the 10-year anniversary of the state’s Smokefree Air Act, the major public health legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2008, outlawing smoking in public places, at work and restaurants. Over the past week, some leaders i
Ames (IA) Tribune
added Jul 9, 2018 17:53
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10 years after Illinois went smoke-free, complaints have fallen off

"I checked around, and we haven't written any citations in recent memory," said Melissa Haynes, a crime analyst for the Urbana police. "Anecdotally, we have taken complaints in the past and sent them to public health." In general, local police issue tic
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Jul 9, 2018 15:14
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[Canada] Ban on shisha smoking in bars proposed by Edmonton city council committee

A city council committee is proposing banning shisha smoking in public places and commercial spaces like bars and lounges. The move would affect up to 44 hookah bars, lounges and cafes in Edmonton. On Wednesday, the community and public services commit
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 9, 2018 13:43
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[Canada] Ban on shisha smoking in bars proposed by Edmonton city council committee

A city council committee is proposing banning shisha smoking in public places and commercial spaces like bars and lounges. The move would affect up to 44 hookah bars, lounges and cafes in Edmonton. On Wednesday, the community and public services commit
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 8, 2018 22:11
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Restaurant chains are taking the smoking ban into their own hands

Smoke-free is slowly but surely becoming the new norm for Japanese chain dining. The past six months have seen a handful of prominent family restaurants and fast-food establishments take steps toward banning tobacco from their stores. Italian-themed ea
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 8, 2018 02:36
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Smoke-Free Casino Issues Revisited After Iowa 10-Year Study Shows No Adverse Affects on Businesses

Ten years after the Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act was put into law, state officials say there is no evidence to suggest the ban has adversely affected any businesses — including bars and restaurants — where smoking is prohibited. In fact, the number of licens
Casino.org
added Jul 5, 2018 15:26
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Iowa celebrates 10 years smoke-free

Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Ten years ago, on July 1, 2008, the act was signed by then-Governor Chet Culver. On the act’s five-year anniversary, the
Council Bluffs (IA) Daily Nonpareil
added Jul 1, 2018 13:05
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Mixed anti-smoking efforts

It is significant that a local government has introduced regulations stronger than the national legislation on an issue that concerns public health. Similar ordinances are reportedly being considered by some other governments, including in the city of Ch
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 30, 2018 22:16
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