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Once considered a smoker's paradise, restriction on tobacco have been getting increasingly harsh in Japan over the last few years. In many Tokyo wards smoking in the street is not allowed and certain smoking areas are set aside for the activity. Most of the transport network is not accommodating to smokers and all JR (Japan Railways) stations went smoke-free nationwide in 2009. Rules against the effects of passive smoking still lag someway behind other developed nations and a recent...
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