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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Who wants to eat with diners who smoke, asks WHO official

A key World Health Organization official visiting Tokyo to press for a smoking ban in all public places said it is unthinkable in other countries to eat in a restaurant where diners were smoking. Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of the Department for Prev
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific] Will Japan really get tough on smoking or is it just hot air?

“We also want to make a smoke-free Olympics and give foreigners who come for the Games a good impression of Japan’s attitude towards smoking.” Still, even these weakened restrictions are facing challenges as some MPs from the ruling Liberal Democratic P
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 24, 2017 02:50
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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Draft bill against public smoking in Japan extends to restaurants, sets fines

Under a bill to be submitted to the Diet in early March to revise Japan's Health Promotion Act, made public on Jan. 30, three tiers of smoking regulations would be established for facilities used by large numbers of people: a smoking ban on the premises,
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:59
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[Asia, Japan] Health ministry gears up for possible ban on smoking in public areas

The health ministry is considering a legal revision to ban smoking in public areas to help bring Japan’s battle against secondhand smoke in line with the global standard ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official said Tuesday. It remains unclear, how
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 31, 2017 14:29
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[Asia] Media sidesteps calling Japan Tobacco out on advertising conflicts

Japan Tobacco spends ¥20 billion a year on advertising, almost all of which promotes “manners.” The real reason, according to Sentaku, that Japan Tobacco buys space and air time is to quash anti-smoking reporting by making media dependent on JT-related ad
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 14, 2017 17:24
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[Asia] Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

The survey also highlighted the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke in restaurants and workplaces — which remains high despite the government’s aim of meeting global standards ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 15, 2016 17:08
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how a smoker's body measures up to an elite athlete's

lately we’ve been spending a lot of time watching world class athletes ...That got us thinking about how dramatically different a smoker’s physiology is from the elite athletes we’ve been following. Learn the truth about some of the physical damage smoki
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 19, 2016 17:37
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[Asia, Japan] An interview with Tokyo Gov Yoichi Masuzoe

First, I don’t smoke. My idea is to separate the places where smokers can enjoy smoking...The only thing that we are doing is that, we ask restaurants to put a sign on the door saying if you can or can’t smoke. And we have to educate the people about how
Japan Today
added Oct 23, 2015 19:19
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[Europe, UK] Lifestyle conditions increase the pain for medical systems

With no doubt over the link between smoking and lung cancer, governments have taken increasingly aggressive efforts against the tobacco industry. These range from high taxes and bans in public places to advertising restrictions, including the current batt
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 1, 2012 10:22
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