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[Asia, Japan] Abe administration mulling crackdown on secondhand smoke ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The Abe administration is considering a new law to punish restaurants and other public facilities if they fail to protect people from secondhand smoke. .. A task force on the issue made up of Cabinet secretaries and officials from the Finance Ministry an
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 26, 2016 12:54
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[Asia] Japan’s Changing Attitude to Smoking: Ordinances Enforcing Better Manners On the Rise

Japan is working to improve smoking manners in the country. .. With the 2020 Olympic Games just over the horizon, the push to clear the air of second-hand smoke is gaining momentum.
Nippon Paper Group (jp)
added Jan 3, 2016 16:39
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[Asia, Japan] LDP groups outlines plans for tighter smoking laws ahead of 2020 Games

A group of lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has outlined a bill to ban or segregate smoking in public places ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The group, headed by Akiko Santo, a former vice president of the House of
Japan Times (jp)
added Sep 24, 2015 12:34
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The Russian Federation aims for smoke-free Winter Games – new tobacco control measures are showing effects

Sochi is a member of the Alliance of Smoke-free Cities Initiative in Russia. During the tobacco-free Olympic Games smoking will be forbidden in all Olympic and Paralympic venues, including all bars and restaurants in the Olympic park. No tobacco products
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 16, 2014 18:10
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] After resistance from ruling LDP, health ministry waters down planned smoking rules at eateries and bars

The health ministry has drastically relaxed its planned regulations on indoor smoking at restaurants, after a plan to tolerate smoking only at small eateries and bars met with opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, government sources said Th
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo governor fights for 'passive smoking' ordinance

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that she wants to pass an ordinance that protects non-smokers from passive smoke, calling it a priority ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. She would also like to make the capital Asia's financial hub, promisin
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 5, 2017 05:28
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

ministry of finance makes more than ¥2trn ($18bn) a year from tobacco taxes and owns about a third of Japan Tobacco... The health ministry fears that the proposed ban may now not go ahead. The Liberal Democrat Party wants smoking to remain widely permitte
The Economist
added Jun 23, 2017 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] The poverty of politics and tobacco policy

does it make any sense for the government to be involved in the business of selling tobacco despite its health risks? Meanwhile, does it serve the interests of Japan Tobacco shareholders to bind the company with special laws as it engages in competition
Japan Times (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:26
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[Asia, Japan] Smoking ban in public facilities would infringe on constitutional rights: LDP lawmakers

Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced forceful opposition Thursday to the health ministry’s attempt to ban smoking in public facilities, throwing a wrench into Japan’s battle against second-hand smoke.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 9, 2017 16:35
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Can Japan stub out its smoking habit?

With the clock ticking down to 2020 and the opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan is under pressure to comply with the IOC stipulation that all public spaces in the host city are smoking-free.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Feb 8, 2017 15:10
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