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Jun 30, 2018

Mixed anti-smoking efforts

Tokyo is taking a stronger stance than the Diet in clamping down on smoking in public places. Other prefectures and cities should follow suit.

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 ...

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Aug 12, 2017

Tobacco tax revenue to shrink by ¥50 billion this year: study

Japan's tobacco tax revenue is likely to drop by more than ¥50 billion ($460 million) this year as more smokers switch to heated tobaccos containing less tobacco leaves, according to an estimate compiled Friday by Kyodo News and a research institute. The fall is sure ...