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Road to Tokyo 2020: Locals Skeptical about "Nonsmoking" Olympics

Road to Tokyo 2020: Locals Skeptical about "Nonsmoking" Olympics

   Tokyo, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--Locals and officials at host venue governments are concerned about whether a blanket smoking ban planned for all competition venues for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games during the events will be properly observed.
   The organizing committee of the 2020 Games has indicated a policy of implementing the blanket smoking bans for all areas of competition venues during the quadrennial sporting events, including at the New National Stadium in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.
   At Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, a venue for baseball games, eight smoking areas on its premises, including ones not for fans, will not be in use.
   The Yokohama city government designates most parts of the route between a nearby station and the stadium as a nonsmoking area, although there are two smoking areas nearby.
   "I'd possibly sneak smokes at a different place," said a 42-year-old female part-time worker from Fujisawa in Kanagawa who smoked in a smoking area before going to a baseball match.

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