Travel sketch in Japan and the world in respect to smoking regulations
Mt.Fuji photographed in April 2012 by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
TOBACCO CONTROL IN THE WORLD
Indoor smoking ban in each country
Source: Book, The Lonely Wolf Country, '$B0lI$O5$N9q(B' by Junhaku Miyamoto
Copyright (C)2015 Junhaku Miyamoto All rights are reserved.
1. gray: No known smoke-free regulations (or no data)
2. wine-red: No national smoke-free law, and no plan to establish a national
law to restrict smoking in an indoor public space.
Note: The capital of China, the city of Beijing prohibits smoking in indoor
public places, such as in a restaurant.
3. pink: No national smoke-free law, however, some localities have more comprehensive
4. orange: National smoke-free law has been established; however, the law
is not strictly enforced.
5. yellow: National smoke-free law for public indoor areas has been established;
however, enforcement in entertainment areas is weak.
6. light-green: There is no national smoke-free law; however, sate or city
law prohibits smoking in indoor public space.
7. dark-green: A nationwide total smoking ban is enforced covering all
public indoor areas.
Note: There is some exception in total smoking ban, e.g. at area in which
service is not provided.
A new book entitled [ The Lonely Wolf Country ] disclosed the memoir of
history of inadequate Japanese smoke-free laws.
English version of the book report
France$B!!(B Netherlands $B!!(B Denmark$B!!(B Copenhagen Airport Paris Airport $B!!(B Paris City
Iceland $B!!(B Finland $B!!(B Sweden Norway 2015 Switzerland 2008$B!!(B Portugal
Spain Italy $B!!(B Malta$B!!(B Ireland$B!!(B North Ireland$B!!(B UK $B!!(B Greece Belgium
Smoking Ban in a rent-a-car $B!!(B Choice Hotel Chain in Scandinavia
$B!!(BFrance and Germany 2011 Germany 2013$B!!(B Austria Switzerland 2013
Ukraine$B!!!!(B Russia 2008-2014
Taiwan $B!!(B China Hong Kong$B!!(B Macau Singapore Thailand $B!!(B India
Iraq$B!!!!(B Iran$B!!(B Turkey$B!!(B South Korea $B!!(B The First Nonsmoking Nation, Bhutan
New Zealand $B!!(B Australia 2007-2012 Australia 2014 Guam$B!!(B Hawaii
Chicago $B!!(B Miami$B!!(B $B!!(BSheraton and Marriott Hotels in North America
$B!!(BSmoking Ban for Apartments$B!!(B Smoking Ban in USA/Canada 2010
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in a rent-a-car $B!!(B$B!!(B$B!!(BA smoking control in US airports
Smoking Ban in Canada 2011$B!!(B Puerto Rico$B!!!!(B Brazil$B!!(B Uruguay
Smoking Ban in Alaska 2014
Hotel Smoke-free hotels in Japan
$B!!!!(B $B!!(BSuch a movement to eliminate the smoking from the hotel has begun in
Japan that accepts a guest from abroad.
Smoking-Room Rate at the major Hotels in Tokyo
$B!!(B $B!!(BAn actual survey how to cope with the smoking problems in hotels of
Airport Smoking Restriction at Airport in the World: Actual survey
$B!!!!!!!!(BNarita International Airport provides at least 43 smoking rooms, the world's second largest.$B!!(B
$B!!!!!!!!(BTokyo Haneda International Airport provides 69 smoking rooms, the world's largest.$B!!(B
$B!!!!!!!!(BA door-less smoking room is provided at the New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido.
Taxi Smoking ban in Tokyo's Taxis
Train The smoking space in a train is necessary for all smokers? Is that the
superb service to a train passenger?
$B!!!!!!(BA smoking booth or smoking vehicle is provided in a super-express train
operated by three major Japanese railway companies.
Politics The worst anti-smoking measures have announced by Japanese Government in 2018.
$B!!!!!!(BOlympic healthy sports environment is frustrating.
Olympic 2020: Japan has a serious health problem with the safety of restaurants.
Japanese Government is to promote a policy of the opposite.
$B!!!!!!(BIn 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare announced to assist an establishment of
$B!!!!!!(Bindoor smoking room in restaurant and hotels, and will increase the financial support rate
$B!!!!!!(Bthe present 25% to 50% of the whole construction fee.
Smoking Regulations in Japan is reverse to the world.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government denies a total smoking ban in restaurants
and public places.
$B!!(B $B!!(B Tokyo Metropolitan Government advised to establish a separate smoking-space
in a public place
$B!!!!!!(Bto avoid second-hand smoke.
$B!!!!!!(BNew Tokyo Metropolitan Government will give the financial support rate
from 80% to 90% of
$B!!!!(B the whole construction fee of smoking indoor space.
Omotenashi: The Olympic Games participants should be hospitable with a
smoke-free policy in all restaurants and cafes in Tokyo.
How to protect you from toxic tobacco smoke when you use a restaurant in Japan.
Awareness Survey on Smoking Ban in Restaurants and smoking rate in Japan
Street Smoking Ban: Japan Tobacco Inc. is supporting aggressive street
smoking bans in Japan,
$B!!!!(B $B!!(Bin order to foil to prevent the clean indoor air policy?
Smoking Restriction in Street: Smokers, Get off sidewalks and go inside.
The indoor total smoking ban is the rule of the world.
The countries which enforced a total smoking ban and the enforced start
$B!!(B $B!!!!(BThe world map on smoking ban is created by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
The Second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy held in September, 2013
The Forth Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy held in September, 2015
The Sixth Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy held in September, 2017
Newspaper Herald Tribune International: Japan must move faster on anti-smoking law.
Cigarette Prices International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes
Tobacco Sale: The way to sell a tobacco in Japan, in comparison to other countries
The Tobacco Company: Japan Tobacco Inc. is trying to brainwash Japanese people.
Tobacco TV advertising by JT
The specific policies to hide cigarettes from people, including children, in order not to be stained by tobacco-evil
$B!!(BSmoking causes cancer, heart diseases, and emphysema.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated
based on-the-spot investigation.
Footprints on the earth of Dr. J. Miyamoto
$B!!(BDomestic Travel in Japan$B!'(BHot-springs, Ryokan, Hotel, Mountains, Shrine, Trip by train
Prime Minister Abe appears to have badly misjudged on visiting Yasukuni
Japan government aims to keep the population at 100 million in 2060s.
Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.
Earthquake at Kumamoto 2016 and Tsunami at Tohoku 2011
The Operation Tomodachi by US Military forces played a Key Role in Post-Tsunami
Overpopulation of the World
Obama speech at Hiroshima
$B!!!!(BPresident Obama is the first American President to visit the Atomic Bomb
Dome in Hiroshima.
Smoking ban in train, restaurant and hotel in Japan