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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

[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

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

Japanese convenience store chain going healthy

Lawson Inc., Japan's second-largest convenience store chain, said Tuesday it will strengthen its health-related business as part of a midterm strategy to tap into the growing number of health-conscious customers in the aging society.
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2013 15:41

[Japan] Anti-Smoking Lobby Goes After Studio Ghibli's New Film

Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki smokes. A lot. And so do the characters in his latest film, Kaze Tachinu. It's like nearly every character, save for the female lead, smokes in Kaze Tachinu. If you think about the 1920s and 30s setting, the exces
Kotaku (kr)
added Aug 14, 2013 12:36

[Australia, Japan] LETTER: Weighing the costs and benefits

Secondhand smoke does pose a health risk to people who work in bars and restaurants that allow smoking, but those workers are consenting third parties. Many jobs are hazardous
Japan Times (jp)
added May 25, 2013 13:37

Japan Tobacco: Received Approval For Anti-HIV Drug

Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914.TO) said Monday it has received approval to manufacture and sell its anti-HIV drug Stribild combination tablets in Japan.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 25, 2013 05:42

Number of smokers in Japan increasing even in the face of rising prices

A survey made by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare reveals that the number of smokers have increased in the country despite the sharp increase in prices due to a tax hike implemented in October 2010. The data from the survey show that the p
Japan Daily Press (jp)
added Dec 8, 2012 08:48

[Asia-pacific] Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but give up on indoor smoking ban ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The government said Tuesday it plans to restrict use of heat-not-burn tobacco products but will give up efforts to impose a total ban on indoor smoking, backpedaling from its initial goals to prevent passive smoking amid industry resistance. Heat-not-bu
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:56

[USA] FOJTIK: U.S., FDA Can Learn from Japan How to Reduce Smoking

The reason that cigarette sales have declined so dramatically this year is because Japanese smokers are making a rapid and notable switch away from a deadly combustible product to “heat-not-burn” products dominated currently by Philip Morris’ innovative I
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:28
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