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[Asia, Japan] Behind the Scenes / Passive smoking measures meet resistance

Current measures for secondhand smoke are limited to the duty try to prevent smoking, but many restaurants, such as this one in Tokyo, allow customers to smoke freely... About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Apr 6, 2017 14:00
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Some Japanese firms way ahead in making 'no smoking' the norm before 2020

With 6 percent of employees at Pfizer Japan still smoking, the company has released a "zero smokers final declaration," in which it states its aim to have no smokers among its ranks by 2020. The declaration is printed on badges that visitors wear when the
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 5, 2017 15:12
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[Brazil] Rio 2016: Discarded cigarette in 'smoke-free' village leads to fire in Australian quarters

The construction of the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro is not yet complete, which has resulted in workers and contractors plying their trade around the athletes' quarters. Reports claim that the fire alarm and sprinklers had been turned off by the wor
IBTimes (uk)
added Jul 30, 2016 18:54
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Flame takes front seat on golden Firefly

The cabin announcement was polite but firm: "Unless you happen to be the Olympic Flame, I'm afraid there is no smoking allowed."
Chicago Tribune
added May 19, 2012 09:42
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[UK] Kids blow smoke at Olympic dream

Burning ambition: Torch aims to light sporting fire.
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 27, 2012 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Anti-tobacco group chides Olympic minister over smoking areas for Tokyo 2020

The Japan Society for Tobacco Control released a statement on Aug. 10 demanding Shunichi Suzuki, the minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, retract a statement about allowing designated smoking areas rather than making the games smoke-free.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:14
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[Asia-pacific] Majority of Japan’s governors back stronger steps against passive smoking: survey

Over 70 percent of Japan’s 47 governors think tougher measures are needed to reduce passive smoking, but less than half support the government’s proposal to basically ban indoor smoking at restaurants, a Kyodo News survey shows. The results of the surve
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 23, 2017 15:22
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[Asia-pacific] A TOBACCO-FREE 2020 OLYMPICS ... OR IS JAPAN BLOWING SMOKE?

Unsurprisingly, Sakuta favours a ban on smoking in all public buildings “with no exceptions”. However, opponents of such a move point out that smoking is already forbidden on the streets of Tokyo and some other cities, meaning regulations on puffing insi
South China Morning Post
added Jun 19, 2017 20:30
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Gov't stubs out hopes of secondhand smoke bill passage this Diet session

An ongoing clash between the health ministry and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has extinguished hopes a bill to strengthen anti-secondhand smoke measures will be passed during the current Diet session as planned, government and opposition sou
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 3, 2017 11:36
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