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[Japan] Stamping out Secondhand Smoke

The Health Ministry hopes to strengthen regulation ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The new measures completely ban indoor smoking in schools, universities and hospitals. Smoking at large restaurants, newly opened businesses, and c
NHK WORLD (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) (jp)
added Feb 5, 2018 16:57
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Tokyo Games looming, Japan faces pressure to douse smoking

lawmakers here are coming under pressure to implement tougher restrictions against passive smoking before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, with the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee leading the calls for broad bans in
NBC News
added Feb 4, 2018 17:11
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Draft bill to ban indoor smoking rendered meaningless

Unless it radically changes its stance toward the issue, Japan could end up entertaining many of the foreign visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in smoke-filled restaurants and bars.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Feb 1, 2018 05:08
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Japan's revised smoking measures threaten smoky 2020 Olympics, critics say

Two Japanese doctors on Wednesday raised concerns about the government’s latest effort to prevent second-hand smoking, saying it could lead to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo being held in an “extremely smoky environment”.
Reuters
added Jan 31, 2018 15:43
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[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Can new bill help prevent health damage from passive smoking?

While imposing a smoking ban on eating and drinking establishments, in principle, the bill permits them to set up dedicated smoking spaces... The World Health Organization says there would be no effect unless a total ban is imposed on smoking inside such
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:42
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[Asia-pacific] Japan to restrict heated tobacco use but give up on indoor smoking ban ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The government said Tuesday it plans to restrict use of heat-not-burn tobacco products but will give up efforts to impose a total ban on indoor smoking, backpedaling from its initial goals to prevent passive smoking amid industry resistance. Heat-not-bu
Japan Times (jp)
added Jan 30, 2018 14:56
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PITMAN: Antitobacco Campaigners Seize Olympic Opportunity for Clearing Smoke in Japan’s Public Places

This high-profile event has been seized upon by antitobacco campaigners as a catalyst for improving Japan’s tobacco policy. The hope is that it will provide a deadline for Japan to introduce proper legislation against passive smoking and help it vault fro
Nippon Paper Group (jp)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:44
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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] More restaurant chains go smoke-free ahead of 2020 Games, but izakaya reluctant to alienate customers who drink and smoke

More and more major restaurant chains are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The central and Tokyo Metropolitan governments are slated to tighten measures against passive smoking to prepare f
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:29
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[Asia, Japan] More restaurants going smoke-free by 2020

Considering the planned tighter regulations, the restaurant operators are aiming to lure nonsmoking customers to their outlets, industry sources said. The operators also hope to secure human resources amid a labor shortage by reducing the risk of exposu
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:31
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