Distribution of tobacco consumption in Japan 2018, by type

Traditional cigarettes were the most commonly consumed products among smokers in Japan, as revealed by a survey conducted in November 2018. Around 70 percent of smokers stated that they consumed paper-wrapped cigarettes only, while 8.6 percent smoked cigarettes and heated tobacco products.
According to Japanese law, e-cigarettes containing nicotine can not be purchased legally in the country, apart for medical purposes. Instead, heated tobaccos, also known as tobacco vapor products, is considered a legal alternative to cigarettes.

Distribution of tobacco consumption in Japan as of November 2018, by product type

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Japan

Survey time period

November 2018

Number of respondents

1,167 respondents

Age group

20 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Regarding the tobacco products you are currently smoking, please choose all corresponding ones."
Respondents, who stated that they smoke "everyday" or "sometimes", were surveyed for this question.

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