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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry caves to LDP, shelves restaurant smoking ban vow

The health ministry on Friday decided not to include a pledge to ban smoking in restaurants in its long-term policy on cancer control, yielding to pressure from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to leave the lax regulations intact. The Health, Labor a
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 2, 2017 17:19
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Japan’s tobacco lobby seeks to head off indoor smoking ban

The “manners” drive has created the often bizarre situation where smokers sitting on terraces outside restaurants or bars are obliged to come indoors to light up.  Japan Tobacco...has seized on this oddity in an effort to dilute the blanket ban on indoor
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21
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[Asia] LETTER: ‘Big Tobacco’ is at it again in Japan

But “Big Tobacco” uses the same playbook everywhere — it hides in the shadows and lets more respected players serve as its advocate. JT and its industry friends are surely the real players on this stage — they’re just staying out of sight, again.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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[Asia-pacific] BREATHE EASY Secondhand smoke in Japanese restaurants will soon (almost) be a thing of the past

Japan’s parliament, or Diet, will debate an anti-passive-smoking bill (link in Japanese, pdf) that aims to ban smoking inside public areas, including restaurants and bars. The health ministry noted that there is a prime opportunity to “use sports” to prom
Quartz
added Feb 9, 2017 09:11
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WAGNER: Japan’s New Smoking Law: A Breath Of Fresh Air

And how about trying to have a meal in a restaurant without breathing second-hand smoke? (2) Forget about it. I can’t tell you how many times my “no smoking seat” has been located 10cm from a smoking area in a restaurant. Like I said, it’s not working.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:15
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[Japan] Gov't eager to stamp out smoking in public areas ahead of Olympics

Japan's health minister on Friday expressed eagerness to pursue the eradication of passive smoking ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, saying it is the government's "mission" to alleviate the effects of secondhand cigarette smoke. Emphasiz
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:40
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[Asia] Japanese employers, establishments take steps toward curbing smoking ahead of 2020 Games

In late November in Tokyo, about 70 participants in a meeting of students and lawmakers decided to propose the establishment of a punitive passive smoking prevention law to Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki for a “tobacco-free Olympics
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 18, 2015 17:15
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[UK] Athletes bringing their own towels, cigarette firm as sponsor, and a budget of £760,000: Britain's shoestring Olympics of 1948

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 24, 2011 00:00
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Smoke-free China a marathon challenge

Gates Foundation helping push for healthful cultural revolution in nation that smokes one-third of the world's cigarettes.
Seattle (WA) Times
added Aug 19, 2008 00:00
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[China] Liu under fire for tobacco links

Reuters
added May 29, 2006 00:00
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