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Japanese Smoking Ratio Falls on Aging, Tax, Japan Tobacco Says

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The ratio of Japanese adults who smoke declined to 21.7 percent as of August this year due to the aging of society and a tax increase in October 2010, Japan Tobacco Inc. said.

That’s a 2.2 percentage point decline from the company’s previous annual survey, Japan Tobacco said today in a faxed statement.

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