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Japan's smoking charges proceed to fall in 2022

TOKYO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Smoking charges for women and men in Japan continued to fall in 2022, with the assistance of a revised regulation to crack down on secondhand smoke, native media reported on Friday.

The male smoking charge fell 3.4 share factors from the earlier survey in 2019 to 25.4 %, whereas the feminine smoking charge dropped 1.1 factors to 7.7 %, Kyodo News reported, citing a well being ministry survey.

The revised well being promotion regulation got here into impact in April 2020, the place smoking indoors are banned at many places and companies that enable indoor smoking should set up separate areas for people who smoke.

The survey confirmed the speed of tobacco use was highest amongst males of their 40s, at 34.6 %, adopted by 32.6 % of males of their 50s and 29.9 % of these of their 30s.

Among girls, these of their 50s accounted for the most important group at 12.0 %, whereas these of their 40s and 30s made up 11.6 % and 9.0 % respectively.