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  • Japan Tobacco accused of marketing to girls at World Cup volleyball

    11/26/2011 7:01:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | Christopher Johnson
    TOKYO — Anti-smoking campaigners in Japan are accusing one of the world’s leading tobacco companies of marketing products to teenage girls at World Cup volleyball events here. Japan Tobacco’s logo (JT) is on the national team uniforms, court-side digital billboards, TV ads and “gift” packages handed out to schoolgirls, mothers and children entering Yoyogi National Stadium and arenas across Japan during the World Cup, which runs until Dec. 4. While the United States, European Union and other industrialized countries have long banned tobacco companies from sponsoring sporting events, Japan Tobacco has been a major promoter of volleyball, helping to make...