Nagasaki University in Japan will no hire teachers smoke. It wants to create a environment for workers and students. The university's president said: "Our as a university is to look after our . We feel we have to discourage from smoking." He said there would be no smoking in the university from August. Staff and students will be banned from taking cigarettes into any of the university from April 2020. About eight per cent of the university's and teachers are .
Nagasaki University's no-smoking is part of a in Japan to end smoking in public spaces. There are bans in restaurants and bars in the to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Many streets in Tokyo are now no-smoking areas. The of smokers in Japan is falling. In 1966, 49 per cent of adults smoked. Last , 18 per cent of adults smoked. One company in Japan is trying to get its staff to quit . It is offering days off to workers who did not smoke. Several staff quit the .