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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Indifference about secondhand smoke

This general apathy may lead many people to ignore the presence of children and put the blame on parents who bring children in such places. The government will have to raise more genuine awareness against smoking in public before such steps become effec
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 27, 2017 16:54

Japan eyes tobacco tax hike to cover revenue shortfalls

The government is eyeing raising Japan's tobacco tax as part of efforts to cover revenue shortfalls as a result of lessened rates to be introduced when it raises the consumption tax, sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.
Japan Today
added Oct 26, 2017 18:37

[Asia-pacific] Facing LDP resistance, Japan approves cancer policy without tougher smoking ban

The government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new program to fight cancer — approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday — due to a lack of support from the ruling party representing affected industries. In June, a health ministry expert panel sug
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07

Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday... The existing anticancer program calls for eradication of passive smoking at government buildings and medical fa
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46

[Japan] Big Tobacco’s new cigarette is sleek, smokeless — but is it any better for you?

This isn’t the first time tobacco companies have trumpeted the arrival of a healthier cigarette. In the 1950s, they marketed filtered cigarettes as much safer, but that proved an exaggeration. In the 1970s, they came out with “light” and “low-tar” cigar
Washington Post
added Oct 22, 2017 22:02

[Asia, Japan, Korea - South] Smoke-free segment up as Philip Morris fights declining sales

In contrast to IQOS’ success in Northeast Asia, it has been met with outright bans by governments elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region – including those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand. Tobacco users, health professionals and lawmakers co
Asia Times
added Oct 20, 2017 14:19

[Japan] Philip Morris International : Recent Research from Philip Morris International Inc Highlight Findings in Pharmacokinetics (Nicotine pharmacokinetic profiles of the Tobacco Heating...

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Philip Morris International Inc, "Plasma nicotine concentrations were measured in 16 blood samples collected over 24 h after single use. Maximal nicotine concentration (C-max) and area under (fr)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16

[Japan] Will U.S. Consumers Warm Up to ‘Heat-Not-Burn’ Tobacco

New research from San Diego State University predicts that “heat-not-burn” tobacco products could soon be flooding American markets. The authors warn that policymakers, anti-tobacco advocates, and the healthcare community need to be prepared for action
Healthline Networks
added Oct 19, 2017 20:35

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Over 30% of lung cancer patients were exposed to secondhand smoke at workplace: survey

Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group. The Japa
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 19, 2017 15:31

[Canada, Japan] Heat-not-burn tobacco: The emerging smoking trend that has experts worried

Heat-not-burn products exist in Canada now, but the popularity is just beginning to grow, says Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, a specialist in respirology at Toronto Western Hospital. “It’s in the midst of gaining popularity but it’s still fairly low-key,” he sa
Global News (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 15:40
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