Society

 

Society

To solve the problems from cigarettes,we summarized the present situation in terms of three topics.

 

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Law

Law

 

Here are some of the laws concerning passive smoking.

 

In 2018, a revised health promotion law was enacted to regulate smoking in facilities used by many people.

It prohibits smoking in non-smoking areas and obliges

the law to prevent passive smoking, which was previously compulsory.

The law is expected to go into effect in April 2020, before the Tokyo Olympics,

 

 The revised Health Promotion Law, which was mandated by hard work, covers facilities and public transportationexcept for houses, inns and hotel rooms.

Schools and hospitals have been exposed to smoking while preventing the entire site from smoking,

and other facilities must meet the standards set by the government to set up smoking rooms.

 

These regulations are designed to take into consideration the preparation period, and smoking cessation schools, hospitals, and government agencies will start gradually around the summer of 2019,

 while smoking prevention restaurants will start in April 2020.

Facility managers with ashtrays in non-smoking areas will also face a penalty of up to 500,000 yen and

up to 300,000 yen for smokers in non-smoking areas. Some people believe restrictions are too strict.

Economics

Economics

 

 

 

Next, We are going to summarize the economic effects of cigarettes, which are now heavily taxed.

 

If the benefits of smoking are taken from tobacco taxes, more than six will be about 2.5 trillion yen.

 

It is a stable source of revenue that Diet members who certify cigarettes are trying to protect

from discussing anti-smoking measures for the Olympics.

If cigarette sales continue to decline, this revenue source will be threatened.

They say smoking is an economic loss to society and non-smokers.

 

Research has been conducted on medical expenses, including "excess medical expenses" caused by smoking-related diseases. There are also results from more than 5 trillion yen in medical spending,

and 53% of lung cancer and 13% of vascular disease are from smoking.

 

The 2005 data also shows that the "excess medical expenses" caused by smoking-related diseases totaled about 1.768 trillion yen per year.

Olympics

Olympics

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2017 on the global tobacco epidemic and

the progress of WHO member countries' efforts to prevent it.

 

Although Japan is a member of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),

Japan's measures to deal with tobacco have far failed to meet the standards of the FCTC.

It is said that Japan's anti-smoking policy is the lowest in the world.

 

A law is in place to realize the "No Tobacco Olympics" in which the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee Tani (IOC) advance.

Recent Olympic cities are taking punitive measures to prevent smoking at the London Olympics,

 and in fact there were few problems from smoking.

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