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[Asia] Japanese organization wants stricter regulations against people smoking on their own balconies

In late spring of this year, the Neighborhood Second-Hand Smoke Victims Society was formed. Based in Yokohama, the organization seeks to protect people from the dangers and discomfort of passive smoke in and around their homes, and recently has taken aim
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Aug 21, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Major firms' insurance unions to team up to tackle smoking among members

Corporate health insurance unions of 18 major companies are setting up a consortium with over 580,000 total members to offer remote outpatient treatment to help people quit smoking. The move comes as the unions, faced with financial difficulties, need
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:39
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

the lost-business argument peddled by the tobacco-industrial complex, is bunk. As London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Shanghai and any host of global cities...This remains a puffer’s paradise, in part, because the Finance Ministry owns one-third of Japan Tob
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 10, 2017 01:09
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco lifts 2017 profit outlook by $45m

Japan Tobacco on Wednesday upgraded its forecast for operating profit in the year ending December by 5 billion yen ($45.3 million) to reflect an updated foreign exchange outlook and greater royalty income from an HIV drug. The company, also known as JT,
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 19:58
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

Tokyo is as hooked on the ¥2 trillion of tax revenues tobacco adds to state coffers annually as smokers are to nicotine. The LDP is so addicted to tobacco cash that 90 percent of members oppose an indoor smoking ban. The LDP championing cigarettes is emb
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:06
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Japan Tobacco cuts cigarette outlook as smokers shift to "heat-not-burn" alternatives

lowered its domestic cigarette sales forecast for this year as it sees more smokers defecting to "heat-not-burn" (HNB) tobacco products dominated by global rival Philip Morris International Inc.
Reuters
added Aug 4, 2017 01:45
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Japan Tobacco loses ground to rivals in next-generation vaping

admitted on Wednesday that it has fallen behind international rivals in a battle to dominate the potential $10bn domestic Japanese market for next-generation vaping devices... “It’s a pity we fell behind when IQOS and [BAT’s] Glo appeared,” said executiv
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 3, 2017 00:39
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Global players keen to boost heated tobacco production

Popularity in Japan prompts makers to push alternative devices using real leaf
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 31, 2017 23:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban bill stymied by LDP resistance ahead of Olympics

Legislative efforts in Japan to address the public health hazards caused by passive smoking have been stalled by political bickering driven by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 30, 2017 12:05
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