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Smoking Rate Drops Below 20% in Japan

The survey found that 19.7% of Japanese adults consider themselves smokers, a decline of 1.2 percentage points from 2013. Roughly 15.3 million men and 5.3 million women in Japan are smokers, the company said. The percentage of female smokers fell to 9.8
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 31, 2014 08:58

[UK] Japan smoking rate dips, new research claims e-cigs are healthy alternative

The smoking rate in Japan is now below 20 percent of the population, a record-setting event that has not happened since the statistic began being kept in 1965. The smoking population is now on par with the U.S., with about 20.6 million smokers in Japan,
Tech Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:09

[Japan] Alarming spread of e-cigarettes prompts calls for regulations

E-cigarette use is rising in Japan, and authorities have yet to even define the product and its accessories, leaving gaping questions about regulations on sales and age limits for users. The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law prohibits unauthorized sales and tr
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 1, 2014 11:26

[Japan] High court says smokers responsible for checking street smoking restrictions

Tokyo High Court on June 26 scrapped a lower court ruling that had let a man evade a fine for smoking in a no-smoking zone in Yokohama, saying he had a responsibility to check the local smoking regulations before lighting up.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 27, 2014 18:34

[Italy, Japan] Marlboro to Introduce Device That Heats Real Tobacco

Marlboro HeatStick, which heats tobacco rather than burning it, in cities in Japan and Italy later this year, with further expansion in 2015. The short, cigarettelike sticks are heated to maximum of 660 degrees Fahrenheit (350 degrees Celsius) to create a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 27, 2014 14:53

[Japan] ROSS: The call to raise tobacco taxes and save lives

If the government of Japan increased the amount of excise tax on cigarette packs by 50 percent (to $4.70/pack) and 68 percent of the final retail price (to $6.90/pack), there would be 1.5 million fewer smokers, and 330,000 smoking-attributable deaths woul
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 2, 2014 14:48

[Asia, Japan] Tougher rules eyed for tobacco shops

The Finance Ministry will strengthen a regulation on opening cigarette shops in a bid to avoid excessive competition among retailers amid falling sales. After seeking public opinion, the ministry plans to introduce the tougher regulation in August. If r
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added May 31, 2014 23:56

81% of workers in Japan want measures against secondhand smoke: poll

The research was conducted in April and released by Johnson & Johnson K.K. ahead of the World No Tobacco Day observed on Saturday. Covering a range of industries from manufacturing, catering and civil services, the poll showed 52 percent said smoking i
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 31, 2014 23:36

[UK] TCI presses Tokyo to sell its Japan Tobacco stake ($$)

Children’s Investment Fund has escalated its campaign against Japan Tobacco, calling for the Japanese government to sell off its remaining stake in the company. In a letter to Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, ahead of JT’s annual shareholder vote next
Financial Times (uk)
added May 20, 2014 16:41

[Japan, UK-Scotland] Tobacco industry funding fight against plain cigarette packaging

Representative bodies for grocers, petrol stations and wholesalers -all of which are lobbying against a policy supported by the Scottish and UK Governments - have taken money from a multi-billion pound tobacco industry opposed to the restrictions. Plai
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added May 19, 2014 11:28
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