A university in Japan has said it will no hire teachers who smoke. Nagasaki University said it wants to create a environment for its workers and students. The university's Shigeru Kono said: "Our job as a university is to look after our . We feel we have to discourage from smoking." Many companies have also started not recruiting . Mr Kono said there would be a on smoking anywhere in the university by teaching and other staff from August. In , staff and students will be banned from taking cigarettes and into any of the university from April 2020. Approximately eight per cent of the university's professors and teachers are smokers.
The no-smoking taken by Nagasaki University is part of a growing in Japan to ban smoking in public spaces. There are currently bans in many places, including restaurants and bars, in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There are many areas of Tokyo and Kyoto in which people cannot smoke on the . The number of people in Japan who smoke is on the . In 1966, 49 per cent of adults smoked, including 84 per cent of . Last year, 18 per cent of adults smoked, 28 per cent of men. One company in Japan is trying to get its staff to quit smoking by offering days off to who did not smoke. Several staff soon quit the .