The percentage of smokers to total population is higher ( 41.3 % ) in the group of the persons with
A medical specialist advised to follow the four lifestyle items to prevent
cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cerebral embolism.
1) keep eating a healthy food and maintain a standard body weight.
2) Excesise, 30 minutes a day or movements, 5 times a week.
3) Do not smoke, do not approach smokers.
4) Take a periodical doctor's examination and ask assessment
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American Diabetes Association
AACR(American Association for Cancer Research
American Heart Association
Cancer Statistics for 2009
The American Cancer Society (ACS) tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths,
cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis.
American Cancer Society.
U.S. adult smoking rates remain stalled.
Despite progresses in some areas, smoking rates among U.S. adults remained stalled in 2008.
The study, released in advance of the annual Great American Smokeout, found the 46 million
( 20.6 % ) Americans were current cigarette smokers in 2008, which is virtually unchanged
since the year 2004, in that time, 20.9 % of the adults reported being smokers. The findings
of this study indicate an alarming trend, because smoking is the leading preventable cause of
death, killing more than the 443,000 people each year, with the annual healthcare cost of
General- Education-Development certificate, in compared with lower ( 5.7 % ) percentage in
the persons with a graduate degree. The current adult smoking prevalence varied substantially
across the 50 states. The highest state was found in West Virginia ( 26.6% ) and Indiana ( 26.1 % ).
The lowest state was found in Utah ( 9.2 % ), California (14.0% ) and New Jersey ( 14.8 % ).
Second-hand smoke is known to cause cancer, heart disease, and many other health problems.
'Smoke-free laws' have many benefits to protect non-smokers, reducing heart attacks, and to
encourage smokers to quit smoking. It is covering public places inspirit people to adopt
free-from-smoking policies at their home. Nationwide, 21states and D.C. have implemented
the comprehensive laws, which cover the workplaces, restaurants and bars. However, more
than half of the country still lives in areas where they are not protected by the clean-air law.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 12, 2009.
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in US (2014)
Adult men: 21.5%, Adult women, 17.3%, All adults ( aged 18 years and older ), 19.3%
GED diploma, 45.2%
The 9-11 years of education, 33.8%
High school diploma, 23.8%
Undergraduate Colledge's degree, 9.9%
Postgraduate Colledge's degree, 6.3%
Adult Cigarette Smoking in the United States: Current Estimate ( JAMA 2012 )
In Japan, the number of deaths from cancer has been increasing.
For the harmful effects of smoking is not well recognized by most Japanese people, including
the non-smoking persons. People continue smoking, without doubt, and the non-smokers are using
a restaurant and cafe that allow smoking inside. If there is a separate smoking room from the section
which prohibits smoking, almost all users feel safe, without pay attention for a leaked toxic side-smoke.
A politician in Japan has no willingness that tries to protect the health of residents, under the law
named as the tobacco business law, which states to promote the tobacco industry and to contribute
the sound development of the national economy and a stable financial income to the government.
The government-affiliated agency has been always opposed the extensive restriction of smoking
in a public place. The restriction of smoking by law is almost none, and largely estranged from
other industrialized countries in North America, Europe and Oceania.
Smoking Rate Survey in July 2016 ( Jaoansese ) by JT
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A half of cancer is preventable. A study in Japanese
Source:NHK World, broardcasted on October 19, 2011
A study by researchers at the National Cancer Center revealed that about half of cancer
patients in Japan have developed the disease due to preventable causes using a statistically
analyzed fact of the patients diagnosed as cancer in 2005. As risk factors for cancer, they
checked smoking and drinking habits or viral infections.
The study team found that the largest cause of cancer for Japanese males was smoking
at 29.7 percent, followed by infection with the Helicobacter Pylori bacterium or hepatitis
and other viruses at 22.8 percent, and alcoholism at 9 percent. For female patients,
infections topped the list at 17.5 percent, followed by smoking at 5 percent and drinking
at 2.5 percent.
The study shows that about half of cancer cases in Japan were caused by preventable
factors, indicating that cancer can be reduced by improving lifestyles and the environment.
It also showed that only 0.8 percent of male patients and 1.6 percent of female patients
developed cancer due to obesity. The figures are about one-third of those in the United States.
Dr. Shoichiro Tsugane, who heads the institution's Epidemiology and Prevention Division,
hopes to the people with avoidable risk factors will make efforts to change their life style..
No.1 - Smoking....29.7%
No.2 - Infection, like C-hepatitis....22.8%
No.1 - Infection, like C-hepatitis....17.5%
Source:NHK World broardcast, October 19, 2011
Smoking is the greatest cause of cancer.
The study groups of Tokyo Unversity and Osaka University disclosed their research on the relationship
of smoking and other factors on the diseases of lung and esophagus cancer, and myocardial infarction.
The results showed Japanese, who died from smoking was 129,000, while the number of death from
hypertension reached to 104,000 in the year of 2007. Other contributing factor to the death was
insufficient or lack of exercise, high blood sugar (diabetic) and excessive intake of a salt; 52,000, 34,000
and 34,000, respectively. The researcher concluded that a strong and effective anti-smoking policy is
needed in Japan.
Souce: Asahi Shimbun, January 28, 2012
Translated by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
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This article was written in January 2007, and finally revised in December 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.