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The risk of exposure to passive smoking in restaurants and workplaces remains high in Japan despite the government’s aim of catching up with international standards in preventing such health hazards toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a survey showed Monday.

The finding was part of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s annual health and nutrition survey conducted on 5,327 households nationwide in November 2015, of which 3,507 responded.

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