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Tobacco control policy is regarded as fascism in Japan

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:810
  1. Iwao Gohma, research fellow (
  1. Immunobiology Vaccine Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170, USA

    EDITOR—Smoking rates among adults in Japan are among the highest in the world, at 52.8% in men and 13.4% in women in 1998. The Japanese government does not have an effective antismoking policy, and this has led to a steady increase in deaths caused by lung cancer …

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