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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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Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient

Yoichi Anami, a ruling party MP, shouted “Enough already!” at a hearing last week when Kazuo Hasegawa, a 47-year-old non-smoker with stage four lung cancer, was testifying about the danger of secondhand smoke. Anami’s jeer sparked widespread criticism o
Reuters
added Jun 21, 2018 14:26
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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U.S. sales remain stable for BAT; Heated cigarette sales slow in Japan

The U.S. tobacco market is providing a stable revenue source for British American Tobacco as the company nears completing its first year of fully owning Reynolds American Inc. However, BAT offered a cautionary tone in Tuesday’s first-half fiscal 2018 up
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 19, 2018 02:52
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[Japan] Hearing loss in kids tied to smoking: study

Researchers at Kyoto University have discovered a new risk of tobacco smoke exposure which is affecting young children: hearing loss. Their new study published this month in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined the hearing of childr
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added Jun 19, 2018 00:05
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Changes in Biomarkers of Exposure on Switching From a Conventional Cigarette to Tobacco Heating Products: A Randomized, Controlled Study in Healthy Japanese Subjects [FREE FULL TEXT]

This clinical study demonstrates that when smokers switched from smoking combustible cigarettes to using tobacco heating products their exposure to smoke toxicants was significantly decreased. In many cases, this was to the same extent as that seen when
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 17, 2018 08:29
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Japan Tobacco Says Tax Increase to Jumpstart Smokeless Devices

Japan’s impending tax increase on traditional cigarettes may rekindle its stalled market for smokeless devices, according to the chief executive officer of Japan Tobacco Inc....said the new levies due to take effect in October will fall more heavily on tr
Bloomberg News
added Jun 15, 2018 08:44
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