Tolerance of non-smokers towards smoking after ban Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted in December 2019 in Japan, just below 39 percent of non-smokers stated that they would tolerate smokers if they smoke only in designated areas. Less than one third of respondents claimed to not tolerate smokers in any way following the amended passive smoking regulations in the Health Promotion Act.
The amendments to the Health Promotion Act in Japan started in July 2018 and was scheduled to be completed by April 2020 prior to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The bill prohibits smoking in public facilities, offices as well as most restaurants and public areas.

Conditions on which non-smokers will tolerate smokers following the amended Health Promotion Act in Japan as of December 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

December 17 to 19, 2019

Number of respondents

3,078 respondents

Age group

20-59 years

Special properties

multiple answers allowed

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Following the full implementation of the 'Amendment of the Health Promotion Act' in April 2020, under which conditions will you tolerate smokers in your surroundings?"

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