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No smoking business consortium launched in Tokyo


Backed by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Tokyo Medical Association, the "No Smoking Promotion Business Consortium” was launched on Thursday as the latest effort to bring Japan’s public policies on smoking in line with most other advanced nations.

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Tough times ahead for Macau ops: MS


Tightened liquidity and a full smoking ban in Macau will likely pressure VIP and premium mass growth in 2019, warned Morgan Stanley analysts. On Mo

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Operators to submit smoking lounge applications by end Sept


At least two casinos in Macau have applied to build smoking lounges in their casinos, said the Health Bureau on Wednesday, local media reports. Last y

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Philippine outlook clouded by smoking ban, RWM attack


The attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely public smoking ban and a proposed casino entry fee are putting pressure on the Philippine gambling industry. It was the best-performing in Asia last year and tipped again for strong growth, but smoking bans...

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Smoking ban rules to come out in July


The new rules and regulations related to the public smoking ban in the Philippines will be released in July, reports SunStar Manila. Earlier this mont

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Philippines bans smoking in public places


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public places nationwide, local media reports. Health Secretary

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Smoking lounges in favor: survey


More than 50 percent of gaming employees in Macau are in favor of smoking lounges, according to a survey commissioned by the city’s gaming concessio

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Government considers keeping smoking lounges


Macau’s government is considering a proposal to keep smoking lounges inside its casinos, foregoing a full smoking ban, local media reports. The anno

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Macau: Weak start for April; smoking ban update


Macau has had a weak start to April, with GGR reported at MOP 5.5 billion (US$688.7 million) from April 1 - 10, according to a note from Bernstein. AD

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Smoking lounges could stem potential GDP decline: KPMG


If smoking lounges in Macau casinos are retained the city’s GDP may only decrease by 0.71 percent compared with a potential decline of 16 percent if

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Debate to begin on smoking bill


Macau’s Legislative Assembly is set to begin debating and vote on a bill that would see smoking fully banned from casinos and the removal of smoking

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Macau legislator asks gov’t to provide data on smoking ban


Macau legislator Si Ka Lon has made a written request to the government asking for the rationale behind a full smoking ban and its potential effect on

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Macau finance secretary dismisses smoking room appeal


Macau’s junket association appears to be running out of luck in appealing the impending smoking ban after the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lio

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Smoking ban to be discussed next month


Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, said an amended legislation that would see a universal smoking ban in casinos should b

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Casino workers voice discontent at Labor Day protest


A total of 1,800 people, including around 300 casino workers, took to the streets for Labor Day demonstrations in Macau to demand that the governmen

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February still slow ahead of Chinese New Year


Macau table-only GGR calculations for the first two weeks of February by Sterne Agee amount to $1.14b, indicating a year-over-year monthly result of

SJM CEO supports smoking rooms in casinos


The CEO of SJM Holdings said his company supports smoking in casinos and that by having designated smoking areas casinos can respect the habits of th

Macau smoking ban expected next year


Macau’s casinos are expected to be completely smoke free next year, according to the Health Bureau’s tobacco prevention director. Tang Chi Ho sa

Smoking debate ignited as Health Bureau fine MCE over smoking ban breach


Macau’s Health Bureau (SSM) has fined local casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment for having a smoking zone in the mass gambling area of City o

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