- The government must end all activities that promote the tobacco industry and take responsibility to promote the health and welfare of the people. The government must sever ties with the tobacco industry in order to be free to conduct public health activities for the sake of Japanese people’s health.
- The government must end all collaboration with JTI’s CSR activities and sponsored events.
- The government must end benefits given to JTI to promote the tobacco business such as the subsidy for smoking rooms, which violates FCTC Article 8, which requires all public and workplaces to be 100% smoke-free.
- The Ministry of Finance must make transparent all interactions with the tobacco industry. The government must have a procedure for dealing with the tobacco industry.
- The government must end the practice of “amakudari” as it negatively affects tobacco control policy and public health.
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