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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo set to hold a smoke-free Olympics with ban due in 2019

Governor Yuriko Koike of the Tokyo metropolitan government said Sept. 8 that the ban will be "total" in principle. It will apply to indoor portions of restaurants and public facilities except small establishments with a floor space of 30 square meters o
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, Koike says

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced that the metropolitan government plans to ban smoking in and around public facilities by 2019 and asked Tokyoites for opinions on what to include in the proposed ordinance. “In 2019 Tokyo will host the Rugby W
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:10
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[Asia-pacific] Health ministry to put off anti-secondhand smoke measures in Japan

stiff resistance from some within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) against the ministry's plans for an extensive ban on smoking in restaurants and bars held up the entire policy. Instead, the anti-cancer plan is set to be endorsed through a Cabi
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Sep 8, 2017 15:06
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Frequent exposure to secondhand smoke raises chances of fatal artery disease: research

This is reportedly the first time that researchers have clarified the causal relationship between secondhand smoke and large artery illnesses. The team led by University of Tsukuba researchers has announced the finding in a U.S. science journal. From 198
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health-certification program tied to bank loans may get stiffer requirements on passive smoking

A panel advising the government might propose stiffening requirements for preventing secondhand smoke exposure for companies that want to be certified as health-conscious businesses, it has been learned.
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 28, 2017 02:15
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Japan Tobacco Targets Smoker-Heavy Zones

“We want to establish ourselves in markets like Brazil, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, and grow sustainably to strength our business foundations,” spokeswoman Kana Miyauchi said via phone Tuesday, when it announced its largest Asian deal yet: paying
Bloomberg News
added Aug 24, 2017 14:39
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[Asia] Japanese organization wants stricter regulations against people smoking on their own balconies

In late spring of this year, the Neighborhood Second-Hand Smoke Victims Society was formed. Based in Yokohama, the organization seeks to protect people from the dangers and discomfort of passive smoke in and around their homes, and recently has taken aim
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Aug 21, 2017 16:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Major firms' insurance unions to team up to tackle smoking among members

Corporate health insurance unions of 18 major companies are setting up a consortium with over 580,000 total members to offer remote outpatient treatment to help people quit smoking. The move comes as the unions, faced with financial difficulties, need
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:39
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

the lost-business argument peddled by the tobacco-industrial complex, is bunk. As London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Shanghai and any host of global cities...This remains a puffer’s paradise, in part, because the Finance Ministry owns one-third of Japan Tob
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 10, 2017 01:09
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