A tobacco shop owner points at a new price tag of imported cigar in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Japan imposed a record 40 percent tax hike on cigarettes, effective from Friday, in a bid to ... more 
A tobacco shop owner points at a new price tag of imported cigar in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Japan imposed a record 40 percent tax hike on cigarettes, effective from Friday, in a bid to curb the nation's smoking rate _ the highest among major industrialized nations. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shuji Kajiyama
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 3:37 AM EDT