Annual Report 2019
Division of Tobacco Policy Research
Fumihiko Wakao, Tomoyasu Hirano
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Cigarette smoking remains the single leading cause of preventable mortality and causes a high morbidity burden. Thus, to successfully implement tobacco control policies at a high level, our missions are research activities and advocacies based on the following four pillars: Monitoring and Evaluation, Development and Research of Practical Programs, Public Education and Information Services, and Promoting Policies and Networking.
Especially, those activities are important because the Japanese Government has revised the Health Promotion Act and the new version will enter into force in April, 2020, with a view toward the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
1. Through government commissioned projects, we collected information about the implementation status of FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) Parties.
2. We developed a training program of cessation support for nurses and disseminated the program to several Prefectural Nursing Associations.
3. We continued a scheme that combined supervision for private companies with permission to use the trademark for the quitline service program.
4. In order to promote public awareness of the revised Health Promotion Act, we developed materials to explain adverse health effects from exposure to tobacco smoke and an overview of the revision of the Act.
5. We provided technical support and advice to local governments, relevant organizations and associations, and private sector parties that promote tobacco control measures.
Through providing information and assistance to various societies, companies, and local government departments related to tobacco, we carried out networking and capacity development.
List of papers published in 2019
1. Sutanto E, Miller C, Smith DM, Borland R, Hyland A, Cummings KM, Quah ACK, Xu SS, Fong GT, Ouimet J, Yoshimi I, Mochizuki Y, Tabuchi T, O'Connor RJ, Goniewicz ML. Concurrent Daily and Non-Daily Use of Heated Tobacco Products with Combustible Cigarettes: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17:2098, 2020
2. Sansone G, Fong GT, Meng G, Craig LV, Xu SS, Quah ACK, Ouimet J, Mochizuki Y, Yoshimi I, Tabuchi T. Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Public Places and Support for Smoke-Free Laws in Japan: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17:979, 2020
3. Chung-Hall J, Fong GT, Meng G, Yan M, Tabuchi T, Yoshimi I, Mochizuki Y, Craig LV, Ouimet J, Quah ACK. Effectiveness of Text-Only Cigarette Health Warnings in Japan: Findings from the 2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Japan Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17:952, 2020
4. Sutanto E, Miller C, Smith DM, O'Connor RJ, Quah ACK, Cummings KM, Xu S, Fong GT, Hyland A, Ouimet J, Yoshimi I, Mochizuki Y, Tabuchi T, Goniewicz ML. Prevalence, Use Behaviors, and Preferences among Users of Heated Tobacco Products: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16:4630, 2019
5. Sutanto E, Smith DM, Miller C, O'Connor RJ, Hyland A, Tabuchi T, Quah ACK, Cummings KM, Xu S, Fong GT, Ouimet J, Yoshimi I, Mochizuki Y, Goniewicz ML. Use of Heated Tobacco Products within Indoor Spaces: Findings from the 2018 ITC Japan Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16:4862, 2019
6. Sezai I, Taniguchi C, Hirano T, Wakao F. Improvement of cognition for smoking cessation support in nurses who received Japanese Smoking Cessation Educational Program: Program contents and evaluation methods, background of participants. Tob. Induc. Dis, 17:A11 doi: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/111612, 2019
7. Taniguchi C, Sezai I, Hirano T, Wakao F. Improvement of cognition for smoking cessation support in nurses who received Japanese Smoking Cessation Educational Program - Outcome evaluation before and after the program. Tob. Induc. Dis, 17:A12 doi: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/111650, 2019