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The proportion of adult smokers stood at 19.7 percent as of May, down 1.2 percentage points from a year earlier and the lowest rate since the survey started in 1965. The number of smokers in Japan stands at about 20.6 million, according to the study pub

AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:53

[Japan] ROSS: The call to raise tobacco taxes and save lives

If the government of Japan increased the amount of excise tax on cigarette packs by 50 percent (to $4.70/pack) and 68 percent of the final retail price (to $6.90/pack), there would be 1.5 million fewer smokers, and 330,000 smoking-attributable deaths woul
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 2, 2014 14:48

[Japan] LETTER: Cigarettes belie health campaign

Oct. 8 article “Japanese convenience store chain going healthy“: I enjoy shopping at Lawson, but it seems blatantly hypocritical for the chain to launch a PR campaign that says the company is “going healthy.”
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2013 15:38

Time to first cigarette and lung cancer risk in Japan

Nicotine dependence, as indicated by the TTFC, is associated with increased risk of LC and is therefore an independent marker of exposure to tobacco smoking.
Annals of Oncology
added Oct 1, 2013 03:19

MILLER: Have Japan's Anti-Smoking Laws Gone Too Far? Smokers Begin to Feel the Pressure

the Japanese government is pushing anti-smoking in a way that for many restricts individuals’ freedom, with some suggesting that laws should not be influenced by individual government members’ own pet hates.
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Mar 30, 2013 19:01

Association of cigarette smoking with skin colour in Japanese women

Conclusions These data suggest that smoking is associated with a darker skin colour. If our findings are confirmed by further studies, they could be used in antismoking campaigns or by smoking cessation services.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 27, 2013 20:13

Japan's LDP to Postpone Tobacco Tax Hike

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has not included a tobacco tax hike in a preliminary tax reform draft for fiscal 2013 proposed Tuesday to the party's tax panel, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported in its Tuesday evening edition. (fr)
added Jan 15, 2013 13:09

Japan Tobacco rises on government share sale delay

Japan Tobacco (JT) shares jumped in Tokyo trade on Monday after the government said it would delay selling part of its stake in the former monopoly. Choppy markets and an election next month, which could see a change in leadership, were among reasons for
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 19, 2012 15:26

[Japan, UK, Minnesota] The Research Agrees: Smoking Is Really Bad For You

Four new studies offer powerful evidence of the dangers of smoking and the health benefits of quitting or not being exposed to secondhand smoke.
added Nov 1, 2012 14:38

Smoking takes 10 years off life expectancy in Japan, not 4 as previously thought, experts warn

Smoking reduces life expectancy by ten years in Japan, but much of the risk can be avoided by giving up smoking, a paper published on today shows. . . . The Life Span Study (LSS) was initiated in 1950 to investigate the effects of radiation, tra
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 26, 2012 05:35
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