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Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Apr 5, 2018

Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only changing their smoking areas into rest ...

Government gives nod to watered down antismoking bill

/ Mar 9, 2018

Government gives nod to watered down antismoking bill

The government on Friday endorsed a bill to roll out firmer antismoking measures, including an indoor ban for restaurants and the nation's first fine for violators, before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan is rated poorly on tobacco control by the World Health Organization, and the ...

Feb 13, 2018

Dutch court stubs out smokers' corners in cafes

A Dutch court on Tuesday upheld an appeal by anti-cigarette campaigners and barred the use of public spaces in cafes and bars reserved for smokers. Despite a general ban on smoking in restaurants, pubs and bars introduced in 2008, more than 25 percent of small ...