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[Japan] Philip Morris device knows a lot about your smoking habit

In seeking regulatory approval for a new smoking device called iQOS, [PMI] is claiming the electronic gadget is less likely to cause disease than traditional cigarettes. But the iQOS holds another, less obvious advantage over regular smokes: the ability
Reuters
added May 27, 2018 20:28
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Vapers highlight ‘remarkable’ drop in Japan’s smoking rate

THE president of The Vapers Philippines has lauded the decline in Japan’s smoking rate, which, in 2005, saw a “remarkable” 49-percent drop of men, and 14 percent of women smokers. Tom Pinlac, president of the vapers’ group, said that in 10 years, the Ja
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 8, 2018 16:17
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[Asia-pacific, Japan, Philippines] Decline in PH smoking rate eyed

Vapers in the Philippines hope that the smoking rate in the country would sharply decline too, like what happened in Japan by allowing the regulated use of heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes. “We laud the remarkable drop in Japan’s smoking rate.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 7, 2018 17:02
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Japan Tobacco’s Push Abroad Offsets Weaker Domestic Demand

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s spate of acquisitions overseas is helping to stem declines in cigarette sales at home. Operating profit for the maker of Winston and Mevius cigarettes fell to 146.8 billion yen ($1.3 billion) in the three months ended March 31 compa
Bloomberg News
added May 1, 2018 19:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Industry groups demand review of proposed Tokyo ordinance for smoking ban

Restaurant and other industry groups here are fiercely opposing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's proposed ordinance... On April 24, four industry groups whose members include restaurant and tobacco shop operators filed a petition with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 22:46
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo Gov. Koike to push for smoking ban stricter than government's watered down proposal

As the city gears up for Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Gov. Yuriko Koike presented a draft ordinance that would ban smoking at all bars and restaurants with employees, regardless of size, thereby applying to 84 percent of all such facilities in the capital.
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 19:53
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[Japan] Philip Morris's Next Challenge: Get Grandpa Stoked to Vape

iQos, is big in Japan, with a 16 percent share of the country’s tobacco market. But 40 percent of Japanese adult smokers are age 50 and older, and they’ve been more leisurely about changing habits. Sales growth slowed in the first quarter and company rev
Bloomberg News
added Apr 20, 2018 17:30
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The maker of Marlboros desperately wants older Japanese smokers to start vaping

According to the company’s most recent earnings report, the plan is not going swimmingly. Shipments of heated tobacco products—devices that release flavors and nicotine without combustion—have dragged since December. And shipments of cigarettes are down
Quartz
added Apr 20, 2018 17:29
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Office smokers in Japan are told they must wait 45 minutes to 'decontaminate' after having a cigarette before they are allowed to use a lift to avoid harming others

The new policy at the five-storey Ikoma city hall forces staff and visitors to undergo a 'decontamination' period or take the stairs after lighting up. Local government officials said 'exhaled air from smokers could cause passive smoking, and the impact
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2018 17:12
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] City office forces smokers to wait 45 minutes to enter elevators

IKOMA, Nara Prefecture--The city government here is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. Workers and visitors to the city government of
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 17, 2018 18:56
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