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[Japan] Low-nicotine cigarettes not so low in practice

Depending on the way in which they are smoked, the doses delivered from low-nicotine cigarettes can end up not being as low as their packages advertise, warn experts at a national health facility.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 20, 2014 07:40

[Japan] Does Smoking Tobacco at Home Make Your Dog’s Respiratory Disease Worse?

While Dr. Yamaya told Decoded Science that she suspects that PTSE may trigger respiratory disease, the team was not able to determine whether it was the initiating factor in any of the animals in this study, as only dogs admitted to the Animal Medical Ce
Decoded Science
added Mar 10, 2014 12:43

[Japan] Health ministry proposing more lenient secondhand smoke regulations

Business establishments (but maybe not the people) may now breathe a little bit easier as Japan's Health Ministry has proposed lenient regulations on secondhand smoke. Revisions on the Industrial Safety and Health Act backed by the health ministry on Feb
Japan Daily Press (jp)
added Feb 21, 2014 13:15

[Asia, Japan] JT applies for cigarette price hike

Japan Tobacco Inc. has applied for government approval to raise cigarette prices in April in line with the consumption tax increase to 8 percent from the current 5 percent, according to the company.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 31, 2014 14:46

[Taiwan] Video of man "posing as a Japanese" while smoking on Taipei subway leaves Asia confused

A curious video uploaded to YouTube late last week has been raising eyebrows across Asia today, but perhaps not for the reasons it was originally shot. In it, we see a man smoking a cigarette on the subway in Taipei, mouthing off to those around him after
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:19

[Asia, Japan] Colorful ashtrays hoped to improve smoking manners

Specially designed colorful ashtrays were recently installed on the streets of Shimokitazawa in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward in a bid to reduce litter and improve the smoking manners of visitors to the area.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 18, 2013 14:27

Japan Tobacco to shut plants, cut jobs as domestic demand falls

Japan Tobacco Inc said it will close four domestic factories and seek 1,600 job cuts through voluntary retirements as tax hikes, tighter smoking rules and heightened health-consciousness in Japan's ageing society eat into demand.
added Oct 30, 2013 14:11

Japan Tobacco Cuts 1,600 Jobs in Buyouts, Closes 4 Factories

Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) is cutting 1,600 jobs and closing four factories in the country as part of its plan to boost domestic competitiveness and profitability. The job cuts, or about 18 percent of the company’s workforce, will be made through a volun
Bloomberg News
added Oct 30, 2013 13:05

Japan Tobacco to axe 1,600 jobs and close factories ($$)

is cutting jobs and closing factories in its domestic market as it battles increasing taxation and regulation against a backdrop of ageing consumers. Although the cigarette maker’s Japanese business is profitable, the company on Wednesday said it would a
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 30, 2013 13:03

[Japan] Smokers raising stink over JR Tokai’s plan to make maglev nonsmoking

Railway officials are touting their new high-speed magnetic levitated train, which are expected to begin operations in 2027, the first in the nation, as cutting the travel time so much that smokers can resist the need to light up. They'll have no choice,
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 18, 2013 14:02
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