A man lights a cigarette for his friend during lunch in a Tokyo restaurant. A Japanese lawmaker jeered during a lung cancer patient’s testimony concerning legislation restricting indoor smoking. Photo: AFP

Japanese lawmaker heckles lung cancer patient during testimony on antismoking bill

Legislator says he spoke out of concern that ‘smokers should not be overly discriminated against’

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A man lights a cigarette for his friend during lunch in a Tokyo restaurant. A Japanese lawmaker jeered during a lung cancer patient’s testimony concerning legislation restricting indoor smoking. Photo: AFP
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