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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

The upper house approved and enacted the bill into law Wednesday after it was approved earlier by the lower house. Last month, Tokyo separately enacted a stricter ordinance banning smoking at all eateries that have employees, to protect them from second
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 18, 2018 15:23
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[Japan] Expert welcomes passive smoking law

Fumihiko Wakao of the National Cancer Center said that although the law is imperfect, it is a step forward in Japan, which lags behind other nations in terms of measures against passive smoking. He said people exposed to secondhand smoke are at 1.3 time
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:19
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Revised law still allows smoking in most bars and restaurants

Japan will host a far from smoke-free Olympics after watered-down revisions to the passive smoking law passed in the Upper House on July 18 let most bars and restaurants off the hook. The revision of the Health Promotion Law will permit smoking at eatin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:17
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Coughing Up Reform: Japan Tightens Smoking Laws a Little ($$)

Parliament passed a law Wednesday barring smoking in restaurants and bars with more than 100 square meters, or about 1,100 square feet, of space, except for separate and sealed smoking rooms. For the first time, the law sets fines for violators, with ill
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 18, 2018 14:55
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[Japan] 2020 Games prompts smoking law revision

Japan's revision of a law to boost measures against passive smoking was prompted by Tokyo's designation as host city of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee urges host countries to aim for a smoke-free Games.
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:32
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Sweden] Cameras to be deployed to detect illegal smoking: 5 other innovative anti-smoking efforts

onal Environment Agency (NEA) has announced its intention to deploy surveillance cameras capable of detecting illegal smoking around Singapore. The tamper-proof thermal cameras will be deployed in areas where the prohibition on smoking is regularly flout
Straits Times (sg)
added Jul 11, 2018 13:48
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] ‘Life or death’: Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws

Under an anti-smoking ordinance adopted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly last month, the 73-year-old owner of a small udon (wheat noodles) restaurant in the Takadanobaba district will soon have to make a choice: declare the entire interior nonsmoking o
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 17:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Restaurant chains are taking the smoking ban into their own hands

Smoke-free is slowly but surely becoming the new norm for Japanese chain dining. The past six months have seen a handful of prominent family restaurants and fast-food establishments take steps toward banning tobacco from their stores. Italian-themed ea
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 8, 2018 02:36
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