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Japan Tobacco forecasts strong sales amid tepid heat-not-burn products market

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By Taiga Uranaka

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Ban the products that emit second-hand smoke. If you want to damage yourself with the others, knock yourselves out. Once it stops harming others, it ceases to be the government's business.

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Big tobacco in America has said it before. Middle class and above are not where most of their profits come from. The poor is where most of their profits come from. So I can understand why Japan tobacco expects an increase in profit. With a cigarette people receive more bang for their buck so poor smokers are more likely to go the overall cheaper route. Vaping and e-cigarettes hit the pockets harder on people that chain smoke. So as more people fall into poverty and stress increases, it makes sense why tobacco companies continue to rise. I am from New York and I thought people would stop smoking once packs became $15 per pack and then e-cigarettes and other mediums came out. Tobacco companies had their profits slowed for a bit, but afterwards, it picked right back up and they gained more profits.

Stopping people from smoking is a very difficult thing.

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Hope, Caster and Peace are my favourite Japanese cigarette box names. JT was primarily run as a government company for over 100 years, and has done very little to encourage pepple to stop smoking due to health reasons, instead going along the lines of promoting smoking ettiquette, while maintaining it’s coffers.

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Ban all smoking inside anywhere...and on the streets. That would go a long way towards easing the health costs of end-of-life care for smokers and make everyday life super great here in Japan. It's my dream.

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Is this article aimed at Japan Tobacco shareholders?

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@dothehustle

The largest percentage of carcinogens in cities comes from car tire dust.

I can well believe that.

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Will Goode - Laughable why we try and clean city air while people literally breath in dirty air on purpose.

The largest percentage of carcinogens in cities comes from car tire dust.

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 5 billion cigarettes this year in Japan, up from 2.8 billion cigarette equivalent last year.

Laughable why we try and clean city air while people literally breath in dirty air on purpose.

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“heat-not-burn” = “maim-not-kill”

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I read an article the other day in an international newspaper stating how vaping and E-cigarettes cause heart attacks and strokes. I guess Japan Tobacco missed that report.

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