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No smoking business consortium launched in Tokyo

2019-04-18

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

2019-01-07

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

2018-03-21

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

2017-06-20

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

2017-05-29

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

2017-05-18

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

2017-02-13

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

2016-12-03

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

2016-04-10

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

2015-11-23

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

2015-07-07

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

2015-06-14

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

2015-06-03

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

2015-05-12

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

2015-05-03

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

2015-02-16

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

2015-02-11

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

2015-02-09

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

2015-01-29

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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