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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s tobacco lobby fires up as government pushes ahead with tougher smoking laws

Establishments can build a separate smoking room under the latest proposal. And places with less than 30 sq. meters of floor space would not be affected by the restrictions — excluding a huge number of establishments in space-challenged Japan.
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 13, 2017 13:51
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[Asia-pacific] With Strict Anti-Smoking Legislation, Japan Tries To Kick The Habit

Japan is moving to pass its strictest-ever smoking laws, but the country's powerful tobacco lobby wants to stub out measures that were adopted years ago by other developed nations. The government is keen to change Japan's image as a puffing paradise - sm
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:29
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Japan’s tobacco lobby seeks to head off indoor smoking ban

The “manners” drive has created the often bizarre situation where smokers sitting on terraces outside restaurants or bars are obliged to come indoors to light up.  Japan Tobacco...has seized on this oddity in an effort to dilute the blanket ban on indoor
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry dilutes plan to ban indoor smoking as restaurant industry, LDP resist

Bending to pressure from the restaurant industry and the Liberal Democratic Party, the health ministry has watered down its plan to ban indoor smoking in basically all facilities. Its new proposal for combating secondhand smoke, released Wednesday, now
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
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Japan eyes ban on smoking in restaurants, fining violators

government said Wednesday it plans to ban smoking in restaurants and impose a fine of up to 300,000 yen on individuals who violate the rule, as the host country of the 2020 Olympics wants to implement firmer measures to counter passive smoking.
Japan Today
added Mar 2, 2017 06:04
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] JT expects sales of cigarettes to plummet below 100 billion in ’17

Around 96 billion cigarettes will be sold in Japan in 2017, a 9.6-percent drop from the previous year as health-conscious lifestyles continue to spread around the nation, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has forecast.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 18:31
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[Asia-pacific] Philip Morris says it has doubled supply of iQOS tobacco device in Japan

Philip Morris International said on Thursday it has more than doubled the stock of its popular iQOS tobacco device in Japan, but demand continues to outstrip supply even as competition intensifies over smokeless products.
Reuters
added Mar 2, 2017 04:55
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Smoking ban to cover small ‘izakaya,’ yakitori eateries

A smoking ban the health ministry plans to impose on most restaurants will cover small izakaya (taverns) and yakitori eateries, informed sources said. The amending the health promotion law, the ministry aims to prohibit indoor smoking at bars and restau
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 3, 2017 21:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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[Asia] LETTER: ‘Big Tobacco’ is at it again in Japan

But “Big Tobacco” uses the same playbook everywhere — it hides in the shadows and lets more respected players serve as its advocate. JT and its industry friends are surely the real players on this stage — they’re just staying out of sight, again.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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