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[Asia, Japan] Health ministry unveils draft proposal to crack down on secondhand smoke ahead of 2020 Olympics

Under a draft proposal the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry compiled Wednesday, smoking will be completely banned indoors at public facilities such as stadiums, government offices and welfare institutions. At schools and medical facilities where minors
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2016 17:24
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Indoor smoking ban bill stymied by LDP resistance ahead of Olympics

Legislative efforts in Japan to address the public health hazards caused by passive smoking have been stalled by political bickering driven by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 30, 2017 12:05
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[Asia] Japan looks to totally ban smoking at public facilities ahead of Olympics

health ministry has proposed a total ban on smoking at public facilities including central and local government office buildings, hospitals and other medical institutions, and schools to help prevent passive smoking in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Oct 13, 2016 17:24
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: With Tokyo Olympics on the way, passive smoking must be stamped DIt

In its basic policy for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the government calls for reinforcing measures against secondhand smoking and is currently studying them in detail, including legislation. Effective preventive measures are needed.
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jun 29, 2016 00:25
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No Beer, No Smokes: Olympic Spirit Challenges Old Russian Habits

In Moscow, you can smoke by the bathrooms of the Bolshoi Theater, not to mention in restaurants and bars. But in Sochi’s Olympic Village, smoking inside is prohibited, and a pack of cigarettes is far more difficult to find than a pair of stray dogs.
TIME Magazine
added Feb 16, 2014 18:07
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Tokyo’s move to snuff out public smoking should go nationwide

But the ruling party is making no specific legislative move to codify the principle in the law during the extraordinary Diet session, which is likely to begin in late September. This is clearly the time to launch a nationwide drive to swiftly eliminate
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 12, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific] Restaurants Thwart Japan’s Push Toward a ‘Smoke-Free’ Olympics

Japan’s plans to make Tokyo “smoke free” ahead of the Olympic Games hit a fresh roadblock as lawmakers remain deadlocked over a bill to ban the use of cigarettes in indoor public spaces after a backlash from the nation’s restaurant industry.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 24, 2017 23:21
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Japan eyes ban on smoking in restaurants, fining violators

government said Wednesday it plans to ban smoking in restaurants and impose a fine of up to 300,000 yen on individuals who violate the rule, as the host country of the 2020 Olympics wants to implement firmer measures to counter passive smoking.
Japan Today
added Mar 2, 2017 06:04
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[Asia, Japan] Ahead of 2020, will secondhand smoke end?

consumer groups and nurse organizations called for strict regulations, saying, “Imposing penalties, rather than just urging efforts, is necessary.” Meanwhile, restaurant industry groups and others voiced strong opposition, bringing up arguments such as, “
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 29, 2016 21:36
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[Brazil, Latin America] Australia demand smoking ban be enforced in athletes' village after fire

The Australian Olympic Committee has demanded Rio 2016 organizers enforce a strict ban on smoking in the athletes' village... "We have asked Rio 2016 to enforce a very strict non-smoking policy. Every athletes’ village in the Olympic Games should be non-
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2016 15:45
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