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[Asia-pacific] VOX POPULI: Debate based on evidence needed in Japan’s public smoking policy

"Japan is backward in the formulation of policy based on evidence," noted Makiko Nakamuro, an associate professor at Keio University and a public policy expert. Since there is clear evidence of health damage from passive smoking, she pointed out, using t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added May 18, 2017 01:06

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Secondhand smoke cost nonsmokers over 323 bil. yen in medical bills in FY2014: research

As a result, the estimated number of those who would develop lung cancer due to secondhand smoke stood at around 11,400, and they would have to pay an extra 33.5 billion yen in medical bills. In addition, an estimated 101,400 people would develop ischemi
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 16, 2017 13:57
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP fails to reach consensus to pursue steps against secondhand smoke

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has failed to come to a consensus over possible reform aimed at curbing secondhand smoke. At a sectional meeting on Monday, the LDP was unable to decide whether to adopt a plan proposed by the health ministry to ban i
Japan Times (jp)
added May 16, 2017 13:55
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Koike sets sights on smoking ban ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is contemplating a ban on smoking indoors at restaurants and public facilities in the capital to eliminate the risk of passive smoking and because of inaction on the issue by the central government. Koike said the anti-smokin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added May 11, 2017 19:11

[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

[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

'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

[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
added May 2, 2017 15:40

[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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