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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 ...

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

Jul 20, 2017

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan, which has a stake in Japan ...