Second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-free Advocacy Japan 2013
The Second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-free Adovocacy was held in Yotsuya,
on September 15-16, 2013. A guest speaker is Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto, director
The tile of speech is ' Dividing a public space to smokers and non-smokers
is no use to prevent
the adverse effect of a tobacco product. Total smoking ban in all indoor
space is the only solution,
as most of the world has accepted in their countries.
$BFCJL9V1i>6O?(B Lecture abstract ( in Japnese )
The second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy of Japan was held on
September 15-16, 2013.
'The complete ban on the smoking inside is the rule of the World.' by guest
speaker Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
(L) Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto gave a lecture using an illustrated slide, that
many Japanese non-smokers are using an incompletely
separated smoking room in this cafe. It located on BF of Shinjuku station
has a smoking room; however, a toxic side-smoke has
been flowing out to the underground passage.
(R) Chairperson, Dr. Masahiro Kaneko
(L) This picture shows guest speaker, Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto, the director
(M) A lecture room used in this annual meeting of the second annual meeting
of Tobacco-Free Advocacy of Japan
(R) District of Columbia approved a broad ban on smoking in bars and restaurants
starting in January, 2007.
A hotel guest of this smoke-free hotel has to pay $300 if smoking inside.
(L) Japan Tobacco Inc. is trying to control the mind of all Japanese people
by a repeated TV commercial.
This is a scene that smokers are enjoying a conversation in a separate
(M) Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto stressed that smoke-free act has to protect both
workers and users at a public indoor facility.
If it does not provide it, we should never support that ordinance.
(R) It is very bad policy that government to give a financial assistance
for an establishment of indoor smoking room.
In April 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare increased present
25% aid to 50%.
(L) The president, Dr. Jun Sono: He questioned whether a smoke-free law
should be made in a 'top-down decision' or
the 'grass$B!>(Broots movement' started from a civil level?
Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto: Most of the countries which have enforced a smoke-free
law came from a 'top-down decision' ,
since a health ministry in that country well knows and aware of the health
hazard from the tobacco.
However, if a small city in Japan enacted a total smoking ban in a restaurant
and enlarged the restricting area;
then, there still be a hope to stop the tobacco-dependent Japanese society.
(R) Guest speaker, Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto received a certificate of commendation
from the Chairman, Dr. Masao, Kaneko.
The title of this speech was 'Tobacco-free Japan: possibilities - Role
of civic society.
He stressed the matter regarding the restricting tobacco use is not a medical
problem, but a political problem.
Mr.Hemant Goswami talked the way, how he, and his associates succeeded
to establish the tobacco-free society in his city,
and he cited over the possibility to do it in Japan, involving young people,
and associating with other civil organizations.
Guest speaker from the city of Chandigarh, India, Mr.Hemant Goswami was
commended by the Tobacco-Free Advocacy of Japan.
A comic artist, Mr. kou Shintarou on the stage gave a present of his portrait
touched by him.
The number of lecture slide used in this talk was 299. The following panels
are the selected 33 slides presented
at the second Annual Meeting of Tobacco-Free Advocacy of Japan.
(L) Is it the right thing to provide a smoking space in a train?
(M) We cannot protect the health of a train conductor and sales woman in
a smoking vehicle.
(R) VIA Canadian train from Vancouver to Toronto provides smoking-booth
(L) A total smoking ban in a train is the normal and final solution for
a healthy society.
(M) Avis's rental cars are all nonsmoking in North America, Czech Republic
and Switzerland. Hertz follows the same rules.
(R) A hotel room is a private space or a public space? A detailed explanation
was presented in a lecture talk.
(L) Many hotels in the World are now moving towards smoke-free. In the
United States, most of the hotels are either eliminate
a smoking guest room, or provide a small number of non-smoking guest rooms.
(R) In contrast, the major hotels in Tokyo have smoking-guest rooms in
a high rate, as shown in the side presented.
(L) The goal of smoking problem in a hotel is the non-smoking hotel.
(M) This slide shows a unique cafeteria in the San Francisco Campus of
University of California. All hospitals are smoke-free
in the United States and Canada.
(R) Ireland is an advanced country in terms of smoking ban. The penalty
for smoking in a restaurant is 3,000 Euros.
A shatter is placed in front of the tobacco container in a convenience
store in Canada.
In Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, all tobacco products are behind
the sliding door or a panel.
(L) The effective and important means to reduce the number of smokers is
to close the public inside places which allow smoking.
A legal back-up of smoking restriction is mandatory.
(M) Japan Tobacco Inc. is trying to control the mind of all Japanese people
by a repeated TV commercial.
(R) Tokyo city office is recommended a separate smoking room and/or non-smoking
time in a restaurant.
(L) WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) urges ratifying
nations, such as Japan, to implement laws
providing for the protection of citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke
in workplaces, public transport, and other public venues.
(R) It is a great mistake to provide and reserve a smoking place in an
indoor public space.
(L) The entire airports in Canada are smoke-free. A smoking room was abolished
(M) Many Japanese believe that all airports should have a smoking space
inside: A tourist association criticized Taiwan's policy,
in which they removed a smoking room in 2009, and importuned to reinstall
the smoking booth at Taipei International Aiprport.
(R) In Taiwan, a country-wide anti-tobacco campaign is in progress.
(L) A comparative study showed that New York had achieved a total smoking
ban in restaurant and workplace in 2002.
In 2013, a public park, beach and sidewalk, like Times Square, is free
Japan started a smoking ban on a sidewalk in 2002. However, no smoke-free
law has been enforced in restaurants and
work places in the year of 2013.
(R) These slide show the countries which enforce a total smoking ban in
(L) Spain which was famed for its smoke-filled bars, cafes and restaurants,
was poised to enact a tough new anti-smoking law.
(M) A supporter of a smoke-free act should carefully assess the content
of ordinance: If it allows a separate smoking space inside,
or a tobacco company affirms the law, you should refuse that ordinance.
There was the case that cannot be recovered in Kanagawa ordinance,
which Japan Society for Tobacco Control eagerly supported.
(R) Brazil has reduced its smoking rate by about 50% in the last 20 years.
During that time period, strong tobacco control policies were implemented.
(L) The advantages to prohibit smoking inside of building is to protect
worker's and user's health. It would promote
to stop smoking and to prevent youngsters to start smoking.
(M) A favorite process in establishing an anti-smoking act seen in the
United States is to start entirely to prohibit smoking
in a restaurant in a small community, expanding its area to wider districts
and state. After that, smoking bar, pub and club
can be banned. Smoking ban in a hotel room may be followed. Finally, outside
smoking restriction may be enforced.
(R) Tokyo, Japan is selected as the 2020 summer Olympic site. It is mandatory
to establish anti-smoking law, which
enforces a total smoking ban in a restaurant, by the year of 2020.
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by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.