Estimated social costs of active and passive smoking in Japan

  • T. Nakahara
  • Y. M. Kobayashi
Conference paper


The slogan for the 1995 World No Tobacco Day was ‘Tobacco costs more than you think’. In this study, we estimated the social costs of smoking in Japan and assessed the economic burden due to smoking for use in anti-smoking activities.


Social Cost Medical Expenditure Environmental Tobacco Smoke Active Smoking Cigarette Consumption 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Nakahara
    • 1
  • Y. M. Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Public HealthTokyoJapan

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