JR東日本
East Japan Railway Company prohibits smoking inside of the train.



Smokefree policy is enforced at the JR-East Company, except for a night train.
This photo was taken in April 2009.

North East Express 485, Ohdate- Aomori


East Japan Railway Company is the largest passenger railway company throughout the world, and one of
the seven Japan Railway group companies. The company's name is officially abbreviated as JR-East.
The headquarter is in Yoyogi, in front of Shinjuku station, Tokyo. JR-East was incorporated in 1987,
after being spun off from the government-run Japanese National Railways. Its railway lines primarily serve
Kanto and Tohoku regions, along with adjacent areas in Niigata, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures.


Smoke-free Platforms in JR-East JR東日本  首都圏の駅ホームを全面禁煙へ



Many train passengers wanted to prohibit smoking at railway plateform. 引用 2008.12.11NHK放送画面

JR東日本は喫煙所をホームの隅に設置し分煙化を推し進めて来たが、乗客からの苦情が多く、分煙では受動喫煙を
防止できないとして、2009年4月から首都圏の約200駅のホームを全面禁煙とし、ホーム端に設置していた灰皿付き
喫煙所を撤去した。ただし、遠距離列車の発着する東京や新宿など4駅にある排煙設備を備えた喫煙ルームは今後も
存続させる。新たに全面禁煙とするのは東京駅からおおむね30〜50キロ以内の各駅で、山手線と京浜東北線の全駅の
ほか常磐線の取手駅、京葉線の蘇我駅、横須賀線の逗子駅、中央線の高尾駅までが含まれる。 JR東日本ではエリア
外にある約800駅のホームでは2009年4月以降も喫煙所を設置し続ける予定だが、広報担当者は今後の社会動向を
見極めて判断したいと述べている。


 
NHK broadcasting on April 1, 2009 (L) Announcement of total smoking ban in JR-East (R) No more smoking space
 
NHK broadcasting, April 1, 2009
(L) This woman said the new policy of JR-East is very welcomed, because we do not need to breathe in tobacco smoke.
(R) This man said it is a very good thing, it provides super chance for me to stop smoking.


JR東日本は、2009年4月からの首都圏ホームでの全面禁煙の範囲をさらに拡大し、首都圏の144駅を全面禁煙化する。
東京駅からおおよそ70キロ圏内の駅から灰皿が撤去される。なお、東京駅東北、上越新幹線駅ホームの閉鎖型喫煙所は
そのまま残す。
引用:2009年8月29日 朝日新聞

Starting April 2009, most metropolitan JR-Eas train stations will go to smoke free, and ashtrays in platform
are being removed from 201 JR East stations. The smoke-free zone covers the area of a radius of 40 to 50
kilometers. Later, in October 2009, JR-East expanded a smoking ban to a platform of 378 stations, with an
area of radius of 70 kilometers of Central Tokyo. The new regulation exempted closed smoking booths in
Tohoku and Jyoetsu Shinkansen platforms of Tokyo station.


A smoking booth on the JR-East Shinkansen platform of Tokyo Central Station

(L) No-smoking sign board at Tokyo Central Station of the JR-East side
The numbers of station which prohibit smoking will be 201 from April 2009.
(R) It says JR-East extended to the area of nonsmoking stations much wider from October 2009.


JR bans smoking at Tokyo-area stations.

Most metropolitan East Japan Railway Co. train stations will go to smoke free, and platform ashtrays are
being removed from 201JR East stations on 17 lines, including the Yamanote, Chuo, Sobu and Keihin-Tohoku
lines. The smoke-free zone covers a radius of 40 to 50 kilometers. Most railways running through Tokyo
had already prohibited smoking by the Law established in 2003, which requesting public facilities to
establish measures to prevent exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. .

"We received many complaints from nonsmokers who were very concerned about the tobacco-smoke
released by smokers." a JR East spokesman said of the carrier's December decision to initiate the ban.  
Dr. Manabu Sakuta, chairman of the Japan Society for Tobacco Control said dividing smoking and
nonsmoking areas is not enough to prevent exposure to passive smoking. "If one person smokes, the
secondhand smoke can reach a radius of 7 meters," he said. "This means separate smoking areas are
not effective in preventing smoking from other people's tobacco-smoke.

At Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, smokers who had gathered around an ashtray at the end of the Keihin-Tohoku
Line platform were resigned to the loss of their tobacco stand. I come to Tokyo often on the Joetsu
Shinkansen, which is completely nonsmoking since 2007. I can manage," he said. It used to be hard when
the bans started since 2003, but now it's clearer where we can smoke. So even if this is gone, I'm sure we
smokers will find somewhere to go.
Source: Japan Times, April 1, 2009, written by Setuko Kamiya

Smoking ban started at Tokyo JR stations.

JR-East completely banned smoking in about 200 stations in and around Tokyo area starting April 2009,
after workers spent all night removing ashtrays from platforms. According to East Japan Railway Co.,
the ban was imposed in stations within a radius of up to 50 kms from Tokyo Station, that include the stations
in Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Ibaraki prefectures. The ban covers most stations in Tokyo and some in
surrounding prefectures. However, smokers will still be able to use special smoking rooms with ventilators at
the Tokyo, Ueno, Shinjuku and Omiya major stations. There is really no place to smoke," said a 25-year-old
company worker who used to smoke on station platforms while waiting for trains. "But I have to accept it
because it's the trend of the times.
Source: Kyodo News April 2, 2009.

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屋内喫煙所 Smoking Room inside, JR-East



Yuze-Onsen railway station has a smoking room inside, between a waiting room and railway platform.

(L) An enclosed smoking booth at the plateform of Marioka Shinkansen station
(R) An enclosed smoking booth at the plateform of Tokyo JR-East Shinkansen station


JR東日本管内喫煙車両 2016年4月現在
The following night trains provide a smoking vehicle.

カシオペア(上野-札幌) Cassiopeia (Ueno-Sapporo)  廃止済み  This train will be abolished in March 2016.
北斗星(上野-札幌) The Big Dipper (Ueno-Sapporo) 廃止済み This train has been abolished.
あけぼの(上野-青森)Dawn ( Ueno-Aomori) 廃止済み This train has been abolished.
日本海(大阪-青森)The Sea of Japan (Ohsaka-Aomori) 廃止済み This train has been abolished.
サンライズ瀬戸・出雲(東京-高松、出雲市)Sunrise Seto, Sunrise Izumo (Tokyo-Takamatsu, Tokyo-Izumoshi)
トワイライトエクスプレス(大阪-札幌) Twilight Express (Osaka-Sapporo) 廃止済み  This train has been abolished.

東京駅喫煙対応
Tokyo Terminal

 JR東日本は2007年3月18日から新幹線も在来線特急も全面禁煙に
Every Shinkansen train between Tokyo and Kanazawa, via Nagano, is smoke-free, and has no-enclosed smoking rooms.
  ・・・JR-East and JR-west


Hokuriku shinkansen trains


All Hokuriku shinkansen trains are smoke-free.

All Shinkansen trains run between Tokyo and Hakata, via Osaka, have enclosed smoking rooms.
  ・・・JR Tokai and JR West

The smoking room in the train infringes the health of the passengers.”
 朗報 東海道新幹線の車内が2024年春から完全禁煙になる。 JR東海は、東海道新幹線の車内にある「喫煙ルーム」
 を、2024年の春にすべて廃止すると発表した。 JR西日本も、JR九州も同時期に廃止する。健康増進志向の高まりや
 喫煙率の低下が理由だとのこと。2007年に英国をはじめ、世界で列車内の喫煙場所を全廃してから、17年もの歳月を
 かけて、やっと世界の鉄道車内全面禁煙の動向に追いついた。国民の健康を守ろうとする政府の関与もなく、数回に
 亘る喫煙ブースの廃止を要望した学術団体の要請をも無視、喫煙者を保護していこうとする鉄道会社の姿勢を反映した 
 結果である。誠に情けない話である。

 世界の動向にやや遅れたが、JR東日本は、2007年3月18日から新幹線も在来線特急も全面禁煙に設定。鉄道会社
 トップの頭脳の違いを明確に証明したものとなった。


画像引用 NHK 2023.10.17

2024年、JR東海、西日本、九州新幹線の喫煙ブースを廃止

 JR東日本の収益構造(スイカの利用に活路を)
 JR Hokkaido
 
青い森鉄道は全面禁煙
A new deluxe sleeper-train provides smoking vehicles 2017.
   クルーズ寝台に
喫煙車両新規製造:警告 タバコ副流煙による健康障害を受ける可能性が少なくない


 北陸新幹線長野基地が浸水、全車両を廃棄処分
JR groups

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Smoke-free railway systems


(L) 京成スカイライナー(R) Narita Airport - Tokyo Railway services 成田空港ー東京都市圏間鉄道

All non-smoking Tokyo-Aomori bullet train 'Hayabusa' debuted in March 2011.
Maximum speed is 320 kms/H, the same level of France's TGV, the world fastest train.

JR東日本・高速列車・時速320KM/H

All non-smoking Tokyo-Akita bullet train 'Super-Komachi' debuted in March 2013.
JR東日本・秋田新幹線高速列車

Hayabusa, the new 300 km/h shinkansen train operated by East Japan Railway Company

North East Express, Japan (Oodate, Hirosaki, Aomori )

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 鉄道全面禁煙化は世界の常識
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world



2019年3月から、新宿から出発する特急列車「あずさ」では自由席を全面的に廃止し、指定席乗車券を購入せねばならない。


(左)特急あずさ E353:山梨市駅で撮影 (右)座席上ランプ案内


座席上ランプ Green予約済み  Red 予約なしの空席 Yellow 現在空席だが予約済み



自由席を廃止し、全席を事前に座席指定できるようにした。乗る列車が決まっていない場合は、座席の指定をしなくても
乗車できる「座席未指定券」を購入。そのままの場合は、座席の上のランプで空席を確認して、座席指定の乗客がいなければ
座ることができ、乗る列車が決まったら追加料金なしで指定席への変更ができる。 料金は、座席指定・未指定とも同額。
インターネットサービス「えきねっと」では、割引価格で購入できる「えきねっとトクだ値」(10%割引)と「お先にトクだ値」
(30%割引)を販売。スマートフォンや携帯電話から座席指定できる「えきねっとチケットレスサービス」も導入した。


JR東日本
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
The article was written in July 2007, and last revised in January 2017,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Information was added in June, October 2019 and November 2023.
Copyright (C) 2007 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.


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