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˘£TASPO Cards - Preventing Underage Purchasing of Cigarettes 2008-05-02

As of May 1, anyone wishing to buy cigarettes from public vending machines will be required to use the new TASPO card to verify their age before purchase.

For full details, please refer to the TASPO homepage below. The website is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian.


This change is part of a move to prevent the purchase of cigarettes by underage individuals. However, while it will affect the sale of cigarettes from vending machines, it is still possible to buy cigarettes without a TASPO card from convenience stores and other locations as per usual.
2008Tokushima Prefecture