• Kyodo


Of the roughly 8,500 hospitals across Japan, only 50 percent have banned smoking on their premises, a health ministry survey showed Wednesday.

The survey showed that the others allow smoking in limited areas, with about 30 percent prohibiting only smoking indoors and about 15 percent setting up special sections for smokers.

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