Japanese Tobacco vending machine with adult identification function gadget.
This cigarette vending machine is the newest gadget.
Cigarettes can be bought easily from the 62000 vending machines across Japan.
In an attempt to reduce the number of minors that purchase cigarettes through vending machines that are available unrestricted across Japan, the Japanese tobacco association is going to install dispensers with adult identification function all over Japan.
From March 2008 Japanese will be able to buy cigar from vending machines with a taspo card only. Taspo, the Tobacco Card is a smart card being developed by the Tobacco Institute of Japan (TIOJ), the nationwide association of tobacco retailers and the Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association for introduction in 2008. Following its introduction, the card will be necessary in order to purchase cigarettes from vending machines in Japan
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