The latest Japanese OTA AirTrip’s survey on smokers finds that almost 90% of Japanese smokers did not intend to quit smoking even after the indoor no smoking law is executed on April 1 2020. The survey targeted 1,893 20s to 70s males and females (smokers of 27.4%, non-smokers of 42.4% and former smokers of 30.2%) during the period between December 8 and 11 2019.
84.7% of smokers answered the most preferable timing to smoke is right after finishing eating. The survey, however, shows that about 20% did not know yet smoking will be banned inside restaurants in April this year.
88.3% of non-smokers are for the indoor no-smoking law, while 21% of smokers for it. Only 9.7% of smokers considered the law as a good opportunity to quit smoking, but 90.3% answered no intention to quit smoking even after the law is executed.