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[Asia-pacific] Japan faces murky path to restaurant-smoking ban

The future looks hazy for a Japanese ministry's efforts to extinguish secondhand smoke in restaurants, as pro-tobacco factions in the ruling party cloud negotiations even though less than 20% of the country now lights up.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added May 9, 2017 14:33
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Southeast Asia a smoker's paradise no more

Governments are clamping down on tobacco use as concerns over medical costs rise / Moves to restrict tobacco use have smokers and tobacco companies up in arms across.
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added May 8, 2017 14:08
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Report: Passive smoking taking heavy toll in health-care costs

Exposure to secondhand smoke resulted in 323.3 billion yen ($2.91 billion) in health-care costs in fiscal 2014 to treat nonsmoking patients suffering from lung cancer or a stroke, according to a health ministry report. A study group at the Ministry of H
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added May 7, 2017 19:28
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'How would I live if smoking is banned?’ Japanese politicians decry calls for smoke-free Olympics

“The tobacco issue is something that can’t really be solved in a Japanese manner,” Kazuo Hasegawa, a nonsmoker who developed lung cancer, recently told Reuters. “Without outside pressure, Japan won’t move on this.”
Washington Post
added May 2, 2017 22:23
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[Asia-pacific] Japan wrestles over smoking ban as Olympics loom

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) health committee, whose support is essential to introducing the bill in parliament, won't meet ministry officials, saying the revised bill is too strict. The committee chair, Naomi Tokashiki, acknowledges ther
Reuters
added May 2, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific] Chasing a smoke-free dream for Japan

The importance of smoke-free policy should not be limited to sport venues, but should be applicable elsewhere. The Olympic Games offer Japan an opportunity to advance its smoke-free policy.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 2, 2017 15:37
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[Japan] Tokyo struggles with smoking ban ahead of Olympics

Japan's lax laws on smoking have come under fire by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..."The tobacco issue is something that can't really be solved in a Japanese manner," he said. "Without outside pressure,
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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[Japan] Lax indoor smoking rules applied to top ranking ministry officials: Mainichi study

Smoking is allowed in 10 out of 23 offices of Cabinet ministers depending on the minister's own discretion, a Mainichi Shimbun survey has shown, a move which runs counter to the government's efforts on anti-secondhand smoke measures ahead of the Tokyo Ol
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 1, 2017 12:48
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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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[UK] Takeover bid from Japan Tobacco on Imperial Tobacco extremely unlikely, Citi says

The chief reason is that Japanese laws require the government to maintain a one-third stake in JT. To circumvent antgi-trust legislation JT might buy 60% of Imperial, but that would push its leverage, in terms of net debt to EBITDA to near 5%, far exceed
Digital Look (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 22:48
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