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RFID Card as ID For Cigarette Vending Machines

picture_4_7.pngTeenagers under 18 won’t be able to buy cigarettes from Japanese vending machines as of next year, according to Tokyomango.

“A new system, called “Taspo” (Tabacco Passport), will require every smoker to carry around an RFID card – issued only to people 18 and over – if they want to buy cigarettes.

… Currently, 65% of the 30 million smokers in Japan purchase their cigarettes through vending machines



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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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