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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

Nomura Bets on Startup to Help Japan’s Smokers Kick the Habit

CureApp Inc., which develops mobile applications to treat ailments including tobacco addiction, received 380 million yen ($3.4 million) this month from investors including Nomura and Keio’s venture-capital partnership, the startup’s founder and Chief Exec
Bloomberg News
added Feb 9, 2017 18:24

[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

[Japan] JT volumes to drop further

Japan Tobacco Inc. is expecting to sell 96 billion cigarettes in Japan this year, 9.6 percent fewer than in 2016, according to a story in The Japan Times. If this prediction proves to be true, it will mark the first time that the company’s sales have dr
Tobacco Reporter
added Feb 9, 2017 16:22

[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
added Feb 9, 2017 09:11

Can Japan stub out its smoking habit?

With the clock ticking down to 2020 and the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan is under pressure to comply with the IOC stipulation that all public spaces in the host city are smoking-free.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Feb 8, 2017 15:10

[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco playing catch-up to Western peers

Japan Tobacco fell behind on the curve against international competitors when it came to the rollout of heated cigarettes, and now the company is paying the price in both its bottom line and the equity market. JT on Monday reported a 421.6 billion yen (
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Feb 7, 2017 17:55

[Asia] Japan Tobacco to sell fewer than 100 billion cigarettes in Japan this year

The number of cigarettes to be sold in Japan in 2017 is expected to fall below 100 billion as more young people stay away from smoking and public health awareness increases.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 7, 2017 17:51

[Japan] JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2016

Adjusted operating profit at constant currency grew 11.3% led by both the international and the Japanese domestic tobacco businesses and the contribution of the pharmaceutical and the processed food businesses.
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23

Marlboro Man Takes E-Cigs Share on Japan Tobacco Supply Woes

Philip Morris’s iQOS beating Japan Tobacco in its home market / Production snags mean Japanese company’s Ploom has lost ground
Bloomberg News
added Feb 7, 2017 01:15
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