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

National 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

National / Politics 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 ...