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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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[Asia, Japan] Bill brings ban on restaurant smoking

The government intends to submit the draft bill to the ordinary Diet session to be convened on Friday. The draft bill calls for a total ban on smoking on the premises of medical institutions and elementary and junior high schools. It imposes a total smo
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:52
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[Asia-pacific] Japan must aim for intl standards to block passive smoking damage

Aiming to prevent damage caused by passive smoking, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has compiled a draft of proposals to toughen control measures. The draft calls for total ban on smoking in buildings of government ministries and agencies, and on
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:49
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WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law before Tokyo Olympics

Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of non-communicable diseases prevention, said Japanese smoking restrictions are far behind global standards and need to be updated because foreign visitors expect clean air while in Japan. He said partial anti-smoking measu
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 7, 2017 17:32
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[Asia, Japan] Restaurant industry opposes total smoking ban ahead of 2020 Olympics

At a meeting in Tokyo of industry organizations, participants expressed concern that a smoking ban would drive small businesses into the ground. They said Japan should aim to become a leading country in promoting separate smoking areas. The Ministry of
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 12, 2017 19:12
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[Russia] World Lung Foundation Urges Enforcement of Smokefree Environment at 2014 Winter Olympics

World Lung Foundation provided technical support for two informational campaigns to publicize the harms of tobacco and promote the smoke-free policy. Both have been running on television, radio, billboards, posters, in print and on public transportation
World Lung Foundation
added Feb 16, 2014 18:12
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[UK] Smoke-free Millennium Place plans given green light

Coventry Observer (uk)
added Feb 12, 2012 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] National, Tokyo gov'ts split on indoor vaping ahead of 2020 Games

HNB products, in which users inhale vapor instead of smoke, are placed in the same category as paper-wrapped cigarettes under the Tobacco Business Act. Because of this, both HNB products and paper-wrapped cigarettes were subject to the original draft rev
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:24
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[Japan] Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

Tokyo is considering a ban on smoking indoors in most public places. In this intensely rule-abiding country, some say changing smoking rules would test the resolve of many.
New York Times
added Nov 28, 2017 18:42
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Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday... The existing anticancer program calls for eradication of passive smoking at government buildings and medical fa
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46
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