Japan aims to analyze all substances found in cigarettes and their smoke

| September 20, 2012

Officials from Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has said that it intends to have all substances found in the nation’s top-selling cigarette brands analyzed, according to a Daily Yomiuri story relayed by the TMA.

It intends also to form a panel of medical experts and consumers to debate the possible implementation of further regulations on cigarette manufacturers and stronger anti-smoking measures.

In the financial year 2000, the ministry analyzed about 30 pre-selected substances in cigarettes and their smoke that were seen as harmful.

For the new testing procedure, the ministry will choose the 10 most popular selling cigarette brands inJapanand use a third-party research company to perform tests on the cigarettes and their smoke.

The results of these tests are due to be discussed by the panel but officials have not said how this data will be presented to the general public.

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