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|Table of Contents
- Tobacco - ultimately needless object
- Tobacco never brings profit to society
- Other impacts
- Why do vending machines still exist?
- How can I quit smoking?
violence in Japan is still extreme. Smoke haters cannot escape from
smokes, if they wish in the country. Inconsiderable smokers smoke
everywhere they want, if in smoke prohibited area, in walk road, in
More than forty
years have passed since bad effect of tobacco to human being was
announced by public organizations, still we have not yet terminated
smoking habits and often see smoke violence or abuse in public. I hope
that we could accelerate smoke reduction and public smoke violence. I
that smoking habits are no longer necessary in this society and want to
provide smokers any chance to quit smoking.
Let us pursue smoke
free society and enjoy comfortable life.
Tobacco - ultimately needless object
I believe that tobacco
should not exist in the society. Tobacco is said "Piles of harms, no
profit" since dozens of years ago; however it is still widely sold
everywhere in Japan. The biggest reasons why I believe tobacco is not
- Harms are delivered not only to
smokers but also to non-smokers.
- Tobacco brings no profit to society.
I will stress non positive effect of
tobacco to economy in the different session.
Smoking = masochism + violence
Smoking habit is masochism.
There is no doubt that tobacco is poisonous has been reported by WHO
and other public organizations.
Smoking activity in public area
is violent as well as masochistic. Smoke diffuses everywhere and
contaminates air. It is equivalent to put poison to air that people
breeze. I have no other idea to express this activity than calling
"smoking violence". I will define all smoking related harassment
Sorry to say, even though one is
damaged by someone else, there is no way to recover
damaged amount and restore right status without bringing civil action.
One needs even another steps to punish one who caused damage. It
requires considerable patience. Every loss by smoking violence is a
part of such personal losses. Damages caused by smoking is not visible.
In many cases, one who caused damages to other by smoking activity does
not recognize violence hidden in the smoke. This lack of violence
recognition extends the social damages and disturb problem solution.
Needless to say, people
are not happy with the society that allows any evil. I want every
person to understand violence of smoking and realize no smoke society.
Tobacco never brings profits to society
Tobacco business law
specifies a company that can produce tobacco in Japan. Only JT can
manufacture tobacco in the country. The law specifies that sales price
must be approved by finance minister. Therefore, tobacco is not like
that can be freely developed and sold.
According to the public
reference of JT in 2002, profit share of JT is 28.66%, of tobacco shop
is 10% and remaining share is tax. Profit share of shop is more than
1/3 of share of manufacturer. It is amazingly high margin. Since
tobacco is sold at regular price anywhere in Japan, a tobacco dealer
does not have to compete with other dealers; however sales margin is
On the other hand, other service
providers like bars cannot charge for tobacco resale to customers. You
might have seen that a person purchased a pack of
cigarettes from a bar or a restaurant. Any bar or restaurant sells
cigarettes at regular price. You might have seen that an employee of a
went out to purchase a pack of cigarettes upon a guest's request. Even
in such a case, the pack of cigarettes was exchanged with fixed amount
of cash. It seems that such snack bar would not directly charge to a
customer for the service, because tobacco business law dictates that
tobacco must be sold at regular price. It is ridiculous; smoking pushes
up air conditioning cost, ashtray cost, and soils the facility,
however, the cost is not charged to smokers. The service is not "free"!
Who bear the cost? Yes, non-smokers bear such additional costs for
also sacrifice own health to smoker's personal satisfaction.
As described above, service
providers cannot gain any profit from tobacco related services, but
they continue providing tobacco related services. Do you think that
providing smoking related services promote businesses? I might agree
that some special shops like coffee shops gain profits from smoking
related services. The special shops should be called "smoking salons";
however, I never use such smoking salons, because I am not willing to
expose myself to polluted air. Though I cannot show specific number of
such potential negative effect, we have to take such negative effect
into account to
evaluate tobacco's economic effect.
Let us tale a look at restaurant's
case. It is often seen that some people smoke in the dining table,
although others hate it. I really hate it and it is why I have been
for nonsmoking restaurants in Tokyo. Should we suppose that allowing
behavior in a restaurant promotes the sales of the restaurant? My
is obviously "no." The reason is that restaurants are places to eat
and people have to eat to keep body regardless of smoking. If, like US
situation, all the restaurants do not allow smoking in the dining
people cannot choose smoking restaurants. In this case, total sales
will not change. I guess the reason why restaurants allow smoking in
the dining table is that owners hate smokers' claims. Some smokers yell
smoking everywhere regardless of situation. Some smokers dare to smoke,
even though smoking is prohibited. I think that owners of restaurants
such violence by unsophisticated smokers. I say that there is no
evidence that providing smoking services outside of smoking salons
Why tobacco related services do not
bring profit? - The reason is that all the profits are enclosed to
tobacco and its related industries. Winners of this tobacco sales match
are JT, public tobacco dealers and tobacco farmers. Although there are
some others which takes profit through tobacco sales - transportation
business, vending machine dealers, lighter manufacturers, and so on,
still their profit is minor compared with tobacco and related
Although it is thus clear that tobacco
related services do not bring profit, most people cannot recognize this
fact. Smokers are controlled to contribute to tobacco industries.
Smokers just may not want to agree to it, because it means they are
Discussion: economic effect of tobacco
People say tobacco has
global economic effect - I do not believe this myth. I do not stress
,as frequently said, that social loss is higher than profit. I suspect
that negative economic effect excluding social loss is higher than
Generally speaking, economic effect
includes all related profits that results from tobacco sales and
manufacturing. For instance, automobile manufacturing directly brings
profits to steel ,machine, ceramic, chemical, and so on. It also
indirectly brings profit to refinery, traffic systems construction,
travel, and so on. It means that economic effect should include global
profit in the society.
On the other hand, tobacco businesses
completely differ from above case. A pack of cigarettes consists of
only a little bit general materials, i.e. paper, plastic film and
filter, in addition to tobacco martial. How can it bring profit to society?
On the other hand, tobacco brings
considerable amount of economic losses. Losses of life, health are well
known effects. In addition to such losses, tobacco pushes
up costs, like air conditioning, ashtray, cleaning, and so on.
Increasing air conditioning cost means that increasing carbon
dioxide generation. These social cost increase are borne not only by
smokers and tobacco
industries but also by all the people. It is not fair.
Why do we bear additional cost by tobacco?
Tobacco related services are
nominally "free". Restaurants, bars, shopping malls do not charge for
smoking activities although they bear costs for ashtrays cleanings,
additional electricity, etc. These costs are borne by all the users.
This unfair custom still exists. This should be noted by all the
The reason why this unfair system
exists is that smokers are often violent: too much claim, scream,
disturb business, if smoking is prohibited and finally ignore
The first thing to do is
to terminate this unfair habit
and begin charging for smoking activity.
Arson is related to smoking
The first cause of fire is
"arson" and the second cause is tobacco in Japan. This is well known fact.
Some people and I assume
Arson is related to smoking.
Let's think about how to set on fire:
Q1: What is the
source of fire?
A1: Lighter or
match. Other object may be applicable, but difficult to handle.
Q2: Who have match
A2: Smokers or
Q3: Do you often
need match or lighter?
A3: Not at all. They
are not necessary for general life.
Q4: Why can
arsonists easily get match or lighter?
A4: Because they are
soled for smokers.
I have never seen this
analysis. I suppose that it is intentionally concealed by tobacco
Let's think about the followings:
smokers smoke while driving?
A1: I think so. I
saw a lot of smoking drivers.
it possible to light a cigarette while concentrating on driving?
needs seconds to hand a cigarette and light it.
One type of Child abuse
Smoking itself is abuse as
Moreover, it is often reported parents
made their that children hurt with cigarettes. Why did they use
cigarettes to abuse children? Because there were cigarettes and it was
easy method to abuse. Fundamental cause of abuse is violent nature or
lack of consideration. This should not happen.
rate of abusers is not published. This research should be done
by police department.
Could be a Gate to Criminal
Smoking by minority is
obvious violation of law, and it is often the beginning of criminal.
We sometimes see interview with
criminals on TV program. Every time I saw such program, they speak
Why do vending machines still exist?
It is prohibited for
minorities to smoke or just to purchase tobacco. And also it is
prohibited to sell cigarettes to minorities. On the other hand,
minorities can easily purchase cigarettes from vending machine. Vending
machines promote minorities' smoking activities, but vending machines
exist everywhere in Japan.
The reason why cigarette
vending machines exist is that tobacco industry wants to sell
to minorities. Increasing smoking rate of minorities directly pushes
up their sales and indirectly pushes up adults' smoking rate. They sell
their soul to devil for their profit.
Tobacco spoils smokers' conscience
Tobacco makes smokers
selfish and let them lose consideration.
This is an example:
Chiyoda-city of Tokyo prohibited
smoking while walking around specified area in 2002. This was often
discussed in TV programs. I saw that one commentator told that it was
not appropriate because he brings portable ashtray, in a TV program.
Other people in the same program seemed amazed, because the
regulation's point was to stop nuisance by smoke. This person was well known writer and a member
of committee to improve road construction budgeting organization.
Even this kind of "intelligent" person insisted selfish opinion to
smoke everywhere he wanted.
This is another episode in a web page:
Certain person was hurt by his
grandfather's tobacco when he was a child. He was scolded by his
grandfather because the infant came close to his tobacco. He suffered
from psychological trauma after this incident.
Smokers always give optimistic
evaluation to smoking damages. I believe that tobacco spoils human
can you I quit smoking?
Smokers are sometimes
already drug addicts. You are already nicotine addict, if you
cannot stay without smoking for hours. This is the reason why smokers
cannot stop smoking. You need medical care or strong will to stop
smoking. I suggest the following first of all:
1) Throw away all the cigarettes and
lighters. If you have big inventory, this will work more effectively.
If you think that you will quit smoking after consuming your
inventories, you cannot quit smoking for ever.
2) Do not think about smoking. Try
forgetting tobacco. Leave from there, if you find cigarettes. Desire
for cigarettes will let you want to smoke more and more.
3) Eat delicious foods. Once you do not have to spend
money for cigarettes, you have more budget. Letting you away from
will make you sensitive to taste and flavor.
If you begin thinking that
smoke stinks, your smoke free trial is successful.
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