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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Mixed anti-smoking efforts

It is significant that a local government has introduced regulations stronger than the national legislation on an issue that concerns public health. Similar ordinances are reportedly being considered by some other governments, including in the city of Ch
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 30, 2018 22:16
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[Japan] Tokyo Smoking Ban Could Shake Up Tobacco, Retail Markets

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passed an ordinance Wednesday that essentially bans smoking inside 84 percent of the city’s bars and restaurants. The rule is seen as stricter than a bill under debate in the Japanese Diet, which would restrict smoking at
Bloomberg News
added Jun 29, 2018 22:04
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[Asia-pacific] Editorial: Let Tokyo's secondhand smoke ordinance set example for rest of Japan

The Olympic and Paralympic event venues will not be limited to Tokyo, however. To expand and ensure the effects and spirit of Tokyo's new ordinance, other prefectural governments who will be hosting events should consider taking similar measures. The ga
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 29, 2018 20:35
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[Japan] Smoke exposure during pregnancy and infancy tied to hearing loss

researchers examined data on 50,734 children born between 2004 and 2010 in Kobe City, Japan. Overall, about 4 percent of these kids were exposed to smoking during pregnancy or infancy, and roughly 1 percent had tobacco exposure during both periods.
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2018 13:50
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo lawmakers approve anti-smoking ordinance as capital gears up for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Wednesday passed an anti-smoking ordinance that is stricter than the national version currently under consideration, in a move intended to rein in secondhand smoke and create a tobacco-free 2020 Olympics. The capital c
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Japan] Tokyo passes tough anti-smoking law ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, Japan's capital and host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, passed a tough anti-smoking law on Wednesday that will effectively ban smoking in most of the city's bars and restaurants in the run-up to the games. Japan lags many countries in efforts to fig
Reuters
added Jun 28, 2018 02:44
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Lawmaker’s jeers directed at witness hurt dignity of Diet

We feel flabbergasted and enraged by his act of jeering, which disgraced the bastion of free speech, of which he is a part. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, heckled a lung cancer patient who was speaking at the
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Public remains ignorant of the hazards associated with smoking

If one of Japan’s most knowledgeable journalists admits he wasn’t aware of the greater dangers of sidestream smoke, which informs other countries’ public smoking bans, then it’s likely the average Japanese person isn’t aware of them either. Keeping the
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 18:34
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Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?

Under the newly revised Health Promotion Law, Japan’s relaxed attitude to tobacco control — rated poorly by the World Health Organization (WHO) — will be confronted with tougher restrictions and fines. It’s the first time Japan will introduce anti-smoking
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:52
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LDP lawmaker apologizes for jeering at lung cancer patient

A ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized June 21 for heckling a lung cancer patient who was testifying about the risks of passive smoking at a health committee. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House lawmaker elected three times in Oita Prefecture, je
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 22, 2018 18:07
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