The Fifth Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Tobacco Control was held
in Matsuyama, Shikoku in September, 2010.
Dr. J.S. Wigand, Smoke-Free Kids, USA talked about the tobacco additives
and the new FDA Tobacco Law in the USA.
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(L) Symposium, titled 'Review of the WHO FCTC world treaty.
(R) Dr. Miyamoto pointed out that the tobacco company promoting a campaign
to divide a public space into two spaces
of the nonsmoking and smoking.
Dr. Yumiko Mochizuki, National Cancer Center Research Institute reported
that the purpose of the 'Tobacco Business Act'
in Japan is now vanishing, since the adverse effect of tobacco became evident,
and a huge social deficit by the tobacco use.
However, Japanese government is still neglecting the FCTC treaty.
Dr. Miyazaki reported the historical changes of Japanese policy and toward
tobacco company, and
a smoking restriction at various public places resulted into the decrease
of tobacco sale and the umber of smokers
in the elder generations. However, a tobacco company is against these social
movements, and campaigning
tobacco to a young consumer.
Dr. J Miyamoto presented a process of the Kanagawa Prefectual Anti-smoking
Act and the adverse outcome of the local ordinance.
Dr. J Miyamoto warned the danger of that Japan becomes 'an unwanted smoking-restricted
country', among the world,
if other local anti-smoking ordinances allow to set up a separate smoking
space and further admit to working
in that section at food industries.
Dr. J Miyamoto presented a scene of the meeting at the headquarter of Japan
Medical Society. Guest speakers,
Dr. M P Langer and Mr. L Binding talked to the importance not to provide
a smoking space inside of the building.
No one should be worked in a toxic smoking area.
Dr. J Miyamoto stressed that smoking ban should be applied to a restaurant,
bar and pub at the different stages.
He advised the content of a total smoking ban should be simple and clear,
excluding numerous exceptions.
At the Fifth Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Tobacco Control held in
Matsuyama City, Japan,
Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto warned strongly that Japan would become the most undesirable
smoking-control country among the world, if other prefectures set up the
similar law to Kanagawa's.
(L) Panelist (from left): Dr. Yumiko Mochizuki, Dr.Kyoichi Miyazaki, Dr.
Hiroshi Nogami and Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
(R) Cairman, Dr. Jun Sono and a guest speaker, Dr.J.S.Wigand
Guest speakers stated their opinion on the smoking restriction by law.
However, unfortunately, no opportunity
was provided to discuss this problem between a guest speaker and an audience
of the hall.
(L) Display of a cute no-smoking sign and multiple health warning pictures
of the world
(R) Supporters from a local smoke-free society, Ehime, Japan
The members of Japan Soiety for Tobacco Control at a get-together meeting
on September 19, 2010
The way to cope with the resistance to a total smoking ban in public places
A presentation entitled ' A total indoor no-smoking is the rule of the
Lecturer: Dr. J. Miyamoto, a director of 'SmokefreeJapan'
A guide to the Matsuyama City
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The article was written in September 2010, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.