Japan, for decades a cigarette addict's paradise where it seemed everybody smoked, is now starting to kick the habit. While the government hasn't resorted to the kind of draconian bans that are common in North America and Europe, the tide of public opinion has made lighting up increasingly déclassé. So much so that now, a backlash is developing, highlighted by the emergence of a pair of coffee shops in downtown Tokyo that cater to smokers who feel alienated and marginalized elsewhere. Café ...
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