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Japan's ruling party OKs antismoking plan with many loopholes

While the ministry had sought to introduce a total indoor smoking ban in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, it gave up after staunch opposition from the LDP, whose members have strong ties with tobacco and restaurant industries.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP approves new draft of watered-down health ministry passive smoking plan

The new draft submitted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Feb. 22 stipulates that existing restaurants and bars that have a seating space of 100 square meters or less fall outside of the ban on smoking indoors. While the exemption rolls bac
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:46

[Asia, Pakistan] AUDIO: Another five districts in Punjab to replicate Islamabad smoke-free model

the Deputy Commissioner of Gujranwala himself resolved to quit smoking on Wednesday while launching the smoke-free city campaign in the district. Dr. Minhaj took pride in the Islamabad smoke-free model being replicated in Punjab as well. “I have already
The News (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:44

MARCUS: Kids Should Be Told The Truth About E-Cigarettes. They’re Not As Dangerous As Smoking

Gottlieb seems to be suggesting the 17 percent of young people who believe e-cigs are a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes are wrong, but nothing could be further from the truth. There is no scientific doubt that e-cigs absolutely are a dramatic
The Federalist
added Feb 23, 2018 01:19

[California] Board of Trustees considers smoking ban

On Feb. 22, the Board of Trustees will hear first reading of a proposed policy to ban all smoking at City College. The ban would include cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and vaping, and remove the existing designated smoking areas. If adopted, the policy w
The Guardsman (City College of San Francisco)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:38
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[Nevada] VIDEO: Smoking ban proposed for local parks

The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation polled the public on the idea. "Upon which they asked the simple question, 'Should the parks be smoke free?'" says Reno Parks Director Andy Bass, "and the overwhelming response to those surveys was positive." So, Ren
KOLO Newschannel 8 (Reno, NV)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:35

[California] City aims to balance rights of smokers, others

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the city of Half Moon Bay is revisiting the concept of bringing back a smoking ordinance aimed at balancing the rights to a cigarette with rights to clean air. Half Moon Bay City Council members hashed out the merits of
Half Moon Bay (CA) Review
added Feb 22, 2018 16:27

[Ohio] Cortland to prohibit smoking in parks

City Council on Tuesday gave second reading to an ordinance that would prohibit smoking at any location in the city parks. Mayor Jim Woofter said the goal is to protect the health of the public and noted secondhand smoke can be harmful to people’s health
Warren (OH) Tribune Chronicle
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Pledging to make KL smoke-free

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the city as part of its latest initiative to create a Smoke-Free Kuala Lumpur. The initiative was launched today as part of the Partnership For Healthy Cities, a global network of
The Star (my)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry to drop passive smoking targets from anti-cancer plan

The targets were in the second plan that ran from fiscal 2012 to 2016, but will be left out of the third in line with a draft revision of the Health Promotion Act, which does not include a blanket ban on smoking in public spaces but states only that "unw
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:44
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