Japan wants smoking in public place ban

Japan wants smoking in public place ban

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The Japanese government has a bill launched to smoking in and upon public places to prohibit.

It includes schools and hospitals, where lighting a cigarette is still allowed. Even in the ministry of Health depends to a sigarettenautomaat in the central hall.

The antirooklobby grabs the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo to the smoking everywhere to ban. The new law, because smoking in such restaurants still subject to conditions. Restaurateurs and owners of bars should a smoking area in their establishment, so that the smokers keep coming.

The government has so far not been very active in the struggle against the unhealthy addiction. Japanese people find smoking very expensive due to high taxes, but compared to most western countries is a packet of twenty cigarettes to be downright cheap: 3,60 euro.

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