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Prevalence

24.0 million
1A
2019
19.6 million
1B
2020
21.2 million
1C A
2022
References:
  1. 1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. 1. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  3. 1. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
Comments:
  1. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS) World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
21.9%
2A
2019
17.9%
2B
2020
19.4%
2C A
2022
References:
  1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  2. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  3. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031
Comments:
  1. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS)
10.5%
2A
2019
8.1%
2B
2020
10.5%
2C A
2022
References:
  1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  2. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  3. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031
Comments:
  1. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS)
33.2%
2A
2019
28.3%
2B
2020
28.7%
2C A
2022
References:
  1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  2. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  3. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031
Comments:
  1. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS)
21.0 million
3 C
19.1%
4 D
9.4%
4 D
29.6%
4 D
References:
  1. 1. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. Odani, S., & Tabuchi, T. (2022). Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022. Preventive Medicine Reports, 30, 102031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102031
  3. 1. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017, Country profiles http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/en/ 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  4. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017, Country profiles http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/en/
Comments:
  1. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS) World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. 2022 Japan Society and New Tobacco Internet Survey (JASTIS)
  3. These rates are modelled using all national survey data published since 1990 to estimate the underlying prevalence trends by sex, then applying age-standardization to allow comparison with other countries. They do not necessarily resemble country data from 2015 World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  4. These rates are modelled using all national survey data published since 1990 to estimate the underlying prevalence trends by sex, then applying age-standardization to allow comparison with other countries. They do not necessarily resemble country data from 2015

Smoking-related mortality

References:
  1. The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Regulation

8.80
1A A
2014
8.90
1A A
2014
12.70
1A A
2014
6.70
1A A
2014
9.20
1A A
2014
8.90
1A A
2014
10.00
1A A
2014
9.40
1A A
2014
9.40
1A A
2014
9.60
1A A
2014
8.70
1A A
2014
10.20
1A A
2014
10.90
1B B
2015
8.30
1A A
2015
8.30
1A A
2015
8.90
1A A
2015
11.70
1B B
2015
9.20
1A A
2015
9.20
1A A
2015
9.30
1A A
2015
11.90
1B B
2015
9.80
1A A
2015
9.20
1A A
2015
9.20
1A A
2015
11.60
1B B
2015
9.40
1A A
2015
8.60
1A A
2015
9.90
1A A
2015
10.50
1B B
2016
8.10
1A A
2016
8.40
1A A
2016
10.60
1A A
2016
11.30
1B B
2016
8.00
1A A
2016
8.70
1A A
2016
8.80
1A A
2016
11.60
1B B
2016
9.00
1A A
2016
9.30
1A A
2016
8.70
1A A
2016
11.10
1B B
2016
8.60
1A A
2016
8.30
1A A
2016
9.60
1A A
2016
9.30
1B B
2017
7.10
1A A
2017
7.40
1A A
2017
8.50
1A A
2017
9.50
1B B
2017
7.70
1A A
2017
8.20
1A A
2017
8.00
1A A
2017
9.40
1B B
2017
7.90
1A A
2017
8.10
1A A
2017
7.50
1A A
2017
8.40
1B B
2017
7.50
1A A
2017
7.00
1A A
2017
8.00
1A A
2017
7.50
1B B
2018
6.10
1A A
2018
6.20
1A A
2018
7.20
1A A
2018
7.90
1B B
2018
6.70
1A A
2018
7.10
1A A
2018
7.00
1A A
2018
8.70
1B B
2018
7.10
1A A
2018
7.30
1A A
2018
9.40
1A A
2018
6.60
1B B
2018
4.90
1A A
2018
6.10
1A A
2018
6.80
1A A
2018
6.60
1B B
2019
5.90
1A A
2019
5.70
1A A
2019
6.30
1A A
2019
7.00
1B B
2019
6.60
1A A
2019
6.60
1A A
2019
6.20
1A A
2019
7.30
1B B
2019
6.70
1A A
2019
6.60
1A A
2019
6.80
1A A
2019
5.80
1A A
2019
82.84
1C C
2024
References:
  1. JTI: Japanese Domestic Cigarette Sales Results.
  2. PMI Quarterly Earnings Report
  3. JTI: Japanese Domestic Cigarette Sales Results and PMI Quarterly Earnings Report
Comments:
  1. monthly
  2. quarterly
  3. per year
References:
  1. JTI: Japanese Domestic Cigarette Sales Results and PMI Quarterly Earnings Report
Comments:
  1. per year
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