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Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in smokeless tobacco

Japan Tobacco Inc (2914.T) said on Wednesday it hoped to catch up with Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) in smokeless tobacco by expanding the number of smoke-free restaurants and public places that allow its vaping product.
Reuters
added Jun 28, 2017 14:49
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo vote becomes testing ground for national debates

From anti-smoking measures to waiving high school tuition, candidates in the closely watched race for the Tokyo assembly are bidding for the public's support on some of Japan's biggest policy debates.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:34
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[Asia-pacific] Top 5 Selling Japanese Cigarette Brands

One of the oldest cigarettes still being produced in Japan is the Golden Bat. They started being produced in 1906 and it is still a popular vintage cigarette without a filter. It is a rather cheap cigarette and not made of high-quality tobacco, so the ta
Insider Monkey
added Jun 27, 2017 15:02
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[Asia-pacific] Smokers make up less than 20% of Japan’s population for first time, survey finds

In the government survey of people aged 20 or older in 2016, 19.8 percent of respondents said they smoke, down 1.8 percentage points from 2013, with the downward trend observed in most age groups for both genders. The percentage of people who said they
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 27, 2017 14:49
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[Asia-pacific] Fight for New Cigarette Substitute Heats Up Japan: QuickTake Q&A

Some consumers, however, say vaporized nicotine doesn’t deliver the satisfaction or flavor they crave. Heat-not-burn devices are designed to do just that, and like e-cigarettes, without producing the smoke and tar commonly associated with the hazards of c
Bloomberg News
added Jun 26, 2017 12:55
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

ministry of finance makes more than ¥2trn ($18bn) a year from tobacco taxes and owns about a third of Japan Tobacco... The health ministry fears that the proposed ban may now not go ahead. The Liberal Democrat Party wants smoking to remain widely permitte
The Economist
added Jun 23, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] DEN: A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

What is more important than its performance during the Summer Games, however, is the question as to what kind of legacy Tokyo can leave for the future generation of the people in Japan. To make Tokyo a smoke free-capital would undoubtedly be a legacy of t
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 20, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Japan] British American Tobacco expects volumes ahead of industry

The performance of BAT’s ‘heat not burn’ tobacco vaporiser product ‘glo’ in Sendai, Japan continued to exceed board expectations, and the company was on track for further Japanese and international rollout in the second half. In vapour, BAT’s share growth
Digital Look (uk)
added Jun 14, 2017 20:25
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[Asia-pacific] BAT's entry an opening salvo in smokeless-tobacco war in Japan

British company takes on JT, Philip Morris with rollout of new device / BAT's Glo heated tobacco device will be sold in at least 13,000 stores in Tokyo and Osaka beginning July 3. Palazzetti described Japan as the first battleground for heated tobacco pr
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 14, 2017 20:23
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