Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tabako no pasupōto

Taspo (tobacco passport) is a Japanese age verification card for the purchase of cigarettes.

As far as I can tell, the cards don't actually indicate the user's age - unless the information on the card passed to the readers doesn't match what is printed externally.

Taspo phones will surely follow.

Smokers without a Taspo card either buy their smokes in person or use a special machine equipped with face-recognition systems.

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