Yes, there is lung cancer in Japan.
Have you smoked a Japanese cigarette? They're like sucking air through a straw.Where I first heard about the mystery of why Japanese men smoke a bunch of cigarettes but Japanese men don’t die from it as much as they are predicted to, was from the same medical school student friend who wanted the government to require higher nicotine levels.
How about these statistics?
As of 2019, the Japanese adult smoking rate was 16.7%. By gender, 27.1% of men and 7.6% of women consumed a tobacco product at least once a month. This is the lowest recorded figure since the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or Japan Tobacco began surveying in 1965.
At our local all night C store and gas station the other night I saw something astounding among all the $1 bottles of cheap booze and 2 for $1 cigars.On the other hand many states have weed shops all over the place- big cities, small towns, & out in the middle of nowhere.
They’re Very big on regulating the other guys vices, but not their own.