Nagoya Congress Center 名古屋国際会議場
The 85th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Occupational Health was held
in Nagoya, in May-June, 2012.
Dr. Yumiko Mochizuki, National Cancer Center Research Institute presented
the interference, using various shrewd tricks
by a tobacco company. It is hard to understand that, in a conference of
the health of workers, there was no labor's side opinion
to insist to protect their health from the toxic tobacco hazard.
A video created by WHO to stop tobacco-industry-interference campaign.
Tobacco industry interference is the theme of this year's World No Tobacco
Day in 2012. The campaign
focuses on the need to expose and challenge the brazen and increasingly
aggressive attempts by the
tobacco industry, to undermine worldwide efforts to control smoking. The
global tobacco epidemic kills
nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people
exposed to secondhand smoke.
(L) Symposist, Dr Miyamoto and Prof. Yamatato
(M) Many participants attended the Annual Meeting of Japan Society for
(R) Abstract book composed of 559-page manuscripts.
Prof. Horoshi Yamato presented his experiments saying nobody can prevent
a tobacco adverse action by dividing
the space into the non-smoking and smoking. A toxic gas spread from the
cigarette may easily leak out the smoking section,
which confirmed the separate system would not prevent the nonsmokers from
a tobacco hazard.
Dr. Miyamoto, a director of ' Smokefree.Jpn' talked about the theme entitled
' A total smoking ban in the public space is the rule of the world'
More than two-thirds of audience who cannot get inside the hall watched
a video placed in another room.
Chairpersons: Dr. Abe and Prof. Ozaki ( R )
Dr. Miyamoto presented the pictures, including his own photographs. He
said that Japan is the country that promoted tobacco sales.
Tobacco retailers decorate the counters how much they can sell tobacco,
using an attractive advertisement. Many restaurants
and bars in Japan do not prohibit smoking. In contrast, advanced countries
in North America, Europe and Oceania ban to put light
on cigarette. This difference comes from the politicians, how they protect
their people from the toxic substances.
(L) Smoking can kill you.
(R) JR-Tokai, JR-West and Kinki Nippon Railway company are running a smoking
The toxin from tobacco smoke can seriously harm the health of a train conductor
and a sales staff on the train.
(L) The basic point in difference in tobacco control between Japan and
other advanced countries is that what the political leader
thinks about smoking hazard.
(R) Australian government is informing that if you smoke, it means you
breathe 4,000 detrimental substances in the body,
using TV broadcasting.
(L) Dr. J Miyamoto insisted that we consider the workers' health first
in establishing a smoke-free law.
(R) All train in the world should prohibit smoking in a train.
(L) Smoke-free rental cars with Avis and Hertz (R) All restaurant/cafes
in NZ are smoke-free.
(L) In 2004, Irekland established a rule to ban smoking in all work places.
(R) Hotels in the advanced country abandoned a smoking guest room in order
to protect a hotel guest and laborers.
(L) An anti-smoking law may set the upper limit of smoking rooms to the
total. However, in Taiwan, Guam island, Boston,
and states of Wisconsin and Michigan prohibits a smoking room in a hotel.
(R) This map shows the lower limit of non-smoking rooms of a hotel. For
instance; Hawaii, 80%, Michigan and Wisconsin, 100%.
(L) In July 2006, Queensland established an outstanding smokefree act.
(R) Spain abandoned the 2006-law for smoking restriction, and adopted a
new law to prohibit smoking all public spaces.
新聞 Herald Tribune International （ヘラルドトリビューン紙掲載）
Japan must move faster on anti-smoking laws. 受動喫煙防止法の制定を急げ
A brief tour of Nagoya
(L) Nagoya Castle was constructed as the seat of the Owari branch of theruling
(R) The main gate to the castle
Nagoya is located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu. It is one of
Japan's major ports along with
those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also
the center of Japan's third
largest metropolitan region, known as the Chuhkyo Metropolitan Area. As
of 2000, it has 8.74 million
people, of which 2.27 million live in the city of Nagoya.
Nagoya Castle was constructed on the orders of Tokugawa 'shogun' in order
to secure an important
position on the Tokaido road and to ward off attacks from the direction
of Osaka. The Castle was
constructed in 1612. However, in May 1945, during the air raids on Nagoya
in Second World War,
most of the buildings were burned down. The donjon and gate were reconstructed
together with, in 1959.
Nagoya castle with Golden dolphins
(L) Outer moat of the Castle (R) The Westin Nagoya Castle
Standing 11 stories tall, the Westin Nagoya Castle offers a total of 195
guest rooms and suites. Total non-smoking rooms are 65 rooms,
smoking rooms 130. The percentage of smoking rooms to the total is 67%.
In two restaurants and bars, smoking is allowed.
A designated non-smoking floor is located on the 7th floor.
(L) Gold Clock at the main hall of Nagoya station (R) A flower garden on
the second floor of Nagoya station
(L) The entrance to Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel (R) Restaurant/cafe,
The hotel provides 774 rooms on 29 floors. There are 280 smoking rooms
on 10 floors, and 494 non-smoking rooms on 19 floors.
A smoking room is located on the 15th floor, the floor of a reception counter
and a hotel lobby.
The percentage of smoking rooms is 36.1% to the total guest rooms of Marriott.
(L) Smoking room of Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel -Five smoking rooms are
located on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 52nd floor.
(M) Mermaid Cafe faced to the concourse of Nagoya station apologizes for
non-smoking for a while, because of smoking section
is under construction. Why a cafe shop should say' Beg your pardon.' to
a customer, if it is smoke-free?
(R) A concourse of the Nagoya station building
(L) A smoking site nearby the stone wall of Nagoya Castle (R) A tobacco
corner in the souvenir shop at Nagoya railway station
The smoking space in a train is necessary for all smokers? Is that the
superb service to a train passenger?
A smoking booth or smoking vehicle is provided in a super-express train
operated by JR-Tokai and JR-West.
There is no exception at the plateform of Nagoya station of JR-Tokai.
「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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