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Japan to use larger health warning labels on packs of cigarettes

National Dec 28, 2018

Japan to use larger health warning labels on packs of cigarettes

The Finance Ministry plans to expand the size of health warning labels on cigarette packs, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. It plans to implement the change before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the sources said. The move is designed to increase ...

Editorials 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.

World 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 ...