Heated cigarettes need to disseminate correct knowledge Experts point out | NHK News
In the face of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, cigarette countermeasures such as how to prevent passive smoking are required.
Heated cigarettes need to disseminate correct knowledge Experts point out 8:01 on August 8
In front of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, how to prevent passive smoking, such as how to prevent passive smoking, a symposium was held in Tokyo to consider "heated cigarettes" that do not use fire, denying health risks Opinions such as the need to disseminate correct knowledge, such as things that can not be done.
The symposium was held at the National Cancer Center in Chuo-ku, Tokyo on the 7th, and about 200 people participated.
Among them, Takahiro Tabuchi, Deputy General Manager of Osaka International Cancer Center, considers that heated cigarettes inhale nicotine-containing steam without using fire, so there is almost no harm, and people who want to quit smoking switch However, it is important to disseminate the correct information because there are chemical substances that are more contained than conventional cigarettes and the future impact on health is unknown.
In addition, Kota Katanoda, director of the National Cancer Center, insisted that heated cigarettes are also regulated by the same law as conventional cigarettes, so measures against passive smoking should be promoted as well.
Regarding heated cigarettes, the WHO = World Health Organization said last month that it shouldn't necessarily reduce health risks, and that it should be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco.
Director Katanoda says, “It takes time for the health effects of heated cigarettes to become scientifically clear, so we must take action early to prevent damage.”