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Smoking Regulations in Japan is reverse to the world.

In Canada in the United States, a big question is raised about the smoking regulations in Japan. In Japanese
restaurants and bars, in many cases, smoking is allowed; however, smoking is prohibited outside on the street.
Most Americans absolutely cannot understand why it is so?

In Canadinan's blog have said that it does not seem restaurants to be considered a public place. In advanced
countries in Europe, America and Oceania, the government first prohibited smoking in indoor spaces.
However, Japan first banned smoking in outdoors. One of the speculations pointed out that public place such as
roads is easy to crack down. Others think the pressure from the tobacco industry is great. Others might deem
that an eatery facility is private, that is determined the rules on their own.

The main reason to prohibit smoking on a sidewalk can be to prevent a damage to children's eye and
to pedestrians' clothes. After all, the rule of smoking restriction is not for passive smoking, but a direct danger
at outside street.

(L) A campaign to promote that smoking is prohibited at street.
(R) No-smoking labels are placed on a wall, and road pavement.
(L) This cafe provides smoking sheets only.
(R) A cafe inside of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo allows smoking inside. This is quite common in Japan,
because the Government does not prohibit smoking in a public place anywhere.

Street Smoking Ban is strict and Indoor Total Smoking Ban is poor.

「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written in Dcember 2015, and revised in September 2016, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.

Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.


Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.

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