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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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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only chan
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:03
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[Japan] Ikoma City Hall prohibits anyone from using elevators for up to 45 minutes after smoking

According to posters hung in the building, “When coming indoors after smoking outside, it is said that it takes 45 minutes for the concentration of harmful substances in a person’s breath to return to pre-smoking levels.” Posters also advise smokers, “Af
Japan Today
added Apr 4, 2018 12:30
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[Japan] Smoking banned in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima has completely banned smoking in the city's Peace Memorial Park, which is visited by tourists from all over the world. A revised ordinance that completely bans smoking in the park came into force on Sunday. Ashtrays in 4 former smoking areas
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:24
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