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[China] Ban going up in smoke?

China Daily (cn)
added Aug 21, 2009 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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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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[Japan] LDP approves antismoking plan with many loopholes

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday approved in principle the government's antismoking plan after the health ministry expanded the scope of exceptions from its initial plan to basically allow continued smoking at eateries. While the mini
Japan Today
added Feb 23, 2018 16:47
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[Asia-pacific] Olympic embarrassment: Japan falls way short in banning public smoking ahead of 2020 Games

The government’s recently unveiled anti-smoking plan has sparked an outcry from lung cancer patients and other activists because it leaves a gaping loophole that basically allows customers in restaurants and bars to continue lighting up.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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Japan's revised smoking measures threaten smoky 2020 Olympics, critics say

Two Japanese doctors on Wednesday raised concerns about the government’s latest effort to prevent second-hand smoking, saying it could lead to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo being held in an “extremely smoky environment”.
Reuters
added Jan 31, 2018 15:43
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Can new bill help prevent health damage from passive smoking?

While imposing a smoking ban on eating and drinking establishments, in principle, the bill permits them to set up dedicated smoking spaces... The World Health Organization says there would be no effect unless a total ban is imposed on smoking inside such
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:42
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PITMAN: Antitobacco Campaigners Seize Olympic Opportunity for Clearing Smoke in Japan’s Public Places

This high-profile event has been seized upon by antitobacco campaigners as a catalyst for improving Japan’s tobacco policy. The hope is that it will provide a deadline for Japan to introduce proper legislation against passive smoking and help it vault fro
Nippon Paper Group (jp)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] LETTER: Pushback against smoking ban was pitiful

Japan must catch up with the rest of the world to protect the health of its people. We are appalled to read the recent decision by policymakers in the Nov. 17 story “After LDP resistance, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:46
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[Japan] More firms introducing anti-smoking measures

An increasing number of Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of smoking at a time when the central and local governments are studying measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenien
Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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