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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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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

opponents should realize that passive smoking is a real health hazard — and that Japan’s efforts to address the problem are long overdue...more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmak
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Finance Minister Aso questions cigarettes-lung cancer link

"Lung cancer is without a doubt increasing," Aso said. "I hear from various people who question whether there is really a relationship with cigarettes." Aso went on to encourage lawmakers’ use of electronic cigarettes while at work. "How about proposin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:45
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GLANTZ: Evidence that e-cigs depress quitting cigarettes keeps piling up, this time from Japan

They conducted a national cross-sectional study of 9055 people in Japan who had tried to quit smoking cigarettes in the last 5 years and found that people who used e-cigarettes were 38% less likely to have stopped smoking than people who didn’t use e-cig
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:17
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Electronic Cigarette Use and Smoking Abstinence in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Study of Quitting Methods

For effective smoking cessation, e-cigarette use appears to have low efficacy among smokers in Japan...follow-up studies are needed to assess the prospective association between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation. View Full-Text
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
added Apr 29, 2017 14:29
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[Asia-pacific] Electronic Cigarette Use and Smoking Abstinence in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Study of Quitting Methods [FREE FULL TEXT]

For effective smoking cessation, e-cigarette use appears to have low efficacy among smokers in Japan. Allowing for the fact that this study is limited by its cross-sectional design, follow-up studies are needed to assess the prospective association betwee
MDPI AG (ch)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:18
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[Asia, Japan] Let’s discuss bans on smoking

It remains unclear, however, how forceful a step the ministry can take toward stamping out the nation’s long-standing tolerance of secondhand smoke in public facilities, as it faces staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 13, 2017 14:49
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[Asia, Japan] Smoking ban in public facilities would infringe on constitutional rights: LDP lawmakers

Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced forceful opposition Thursday to the health ministry’s attempt to ban smoking in public facilities, throwing a wrench into Japan’s battle against second-hand smoke.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 9, 2017 16:35
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[Asia-pacific] BREATHE EASY Secondhand smoke in Japanese restaurants will soon (almost) be a thing of the past

Japan’s parliament, or Diet, will debate an anti-passive-smoking bill (link in Japanese, pdf) that aims to ban smoking inside public areas, including restaurants and bars. The health ministry noted that there is a prime opportunity to “use sports” to prom
Quartz
added Feb 9, 2017 09:11
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