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Preventive measures against passive smoking

Last update date April 1, 2020

About revised Health Promotion Act

As for the cigarette, thing affecting to various health is known to not only own body but also neighboring people who do not smoke by passive smoking.
Revised Health Promotion Act was concluded in July, 2018 to prevent passive smoking not to expect. It is enforced entirely in April, 2020.

Please refer to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage for summary of law.   Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare passive smoking measures (the outside site)

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Purpose of Health Promotion Act revision

[the basic way of thinking first] We get rid of "passive smoking not to expect"
[the basic way of thinking second] Healthy influence by passive smoking is considered in particular by big child, patient
[the basic way of thinking third] We carry out measures for each type, place of facility

About passive smoking measures of each facility

About facility which a large number of people use, measures to prevent passive smoking depending on division are necessary.

First-class facility (facility which child or patient use)

School, child welfare institution, hospital, clinics , government building of administration

From July 1, 2019, it is non-smoking in site ※1

※1…But, in place where measures necessary to prevent passive smoking outdoors were taken, smoking place (specific outdoor smoking place) is placeable. In the smoking place, visitor, employee cannot enter under 20 years old together. In addition, mark notice that specified that it is specific outdoor smoking place is necessary.

Non-smoking in siteNon-smoking in site


Specific outdoor smoking placeSetting of specific outdoor smoking place


Measures necessary for specific outdoor smoking place
  1. Place that can smoke being sectioned (we, e.g., pull line in division, the ground with partition)
  2. Posting mark which listed that it is place that can smoke (mark example (PDF: 29KB))
  3. Install in place where person using first-class facility cannot usually enter

※When we establish specific smoking place, consideration to prevent you from installing in place that is next to building of neighborhood, please.


※We do not recommend setting of specific outdoor smoking place if and when such measures were established.


The second kind facility (facility except the first kind)

Office, factory, hotel, inn, restaurant, business ship, railroad for passenger transport

Non-smoking in principle indoor from April 1, 2020 ※2
※2…But it is smoking permitted only in smoking privy chamber. Smoking permitted in smoking room (as for eating and drinking, possible) exclusive as for the heating-type cigarette. In all facilities, we can smoke, and, as for the part, visitor, employee cannot enter under 20 years old together. In addition,-labeled notice of establishing smoking privy chamber is necessary.

Indoor non-smokingIndoor non-smoking


Smoking privy chamberSetting (smoking room only) of smoking privy chamber


Smoking room for exclusive use of heating-type cigaretteSmoking room setting (possible eating and drinking) for exclusive use of heating-type cigarette


Technical standard to prevent outflow of smoke of cigarette necessary for smoking privy chamber
  1. Air currents of air flowing into the room from the room outside in the doorway being 0.2m/s or more
  2. What is sectioned by wall, ceiling so that smoke of cigarette does not flow out from the room outdoors
  3. Smoke of cigarette being exhausted by the outdoors or the outside

Smoking purpose facility (facility which assumes smoking main purpose)

Cigar bar snack which assumes smoking main purpose, cigarette store which can smoke in shop, public smoking area

From April 1, 2020, we can smoke in facility ※3
※3…In all facilities, we can smoke and oblige part to notice of being place that can smoke, and visitor, employee cannot enter under 20 years old together.

The outdoors or home

When we smoke from January 24, 2019, consideration is necessary for surrounding

Provisional measure and report to existing small restaurant

Revised Health Promotion Act is enforced on April 1, 2020 entirely, and, in the restaurant (the second kind facility), smoking is prohibited in principle indoor.
But setting of smoking privy chamber (eating and drinking impossibility) and smoking room (possible eating and drinking) for exclusive use of heating-type cigarette which met standard is recognized.
※-labeled notice of establishing smoking room is necessary. We can smoke, and, as for the part, visitor, employee cannot enter under 20 years old together.

In addition, about existing small restaurant corresponding to condition, smoking can enable place of all or part in shop as provisional measure. (we need report to Yokohama-shi)

The details, please identify page of "provisional measure and report to existing small restaurant".

Smoking, non-smoking mark which needs notice

When we establish place that can smoke, based on law, it is necessary to post mark on place that doorway of the main neighborhood of doorway and smoking room of facility is easy to see.
The details, please identify page of "smoking, non-smoking mark needing notice".
In addition, in the case of non-smoking, it is necessary to post mark on doorway based on the prevention of passive smoking regulations in Kanagawa public facility.

Penal regulations

Correctional fine is inflicted on violator.

  1. Management entitlement to person of facility which installed smoking appliances such as ashtrays in No Smoking place: 500,000 yen or less
  2. Smoking privy chamber, smoking room for exclusive use of heating-type cigarette, person of management entitlement to of facility which could smoke, and violated technical standard of room: 500,000 yen or less
  3. People of management entitlement to of facility which refused on-site inspection based on Health Promotion Act or did false reports: 200,000 yen or less
  4. Smoking privy chamber, smoking room for exclusive use of heating-type cigarette, person who could smoke, damaged mark of room or installed confusing mark: 500,000 yen or less
  5. Person who smoked at No Smoking place: 300,000 yen or less

Yokohama-shi passive smoking measures call center 

If there are revised Health Promotion Act or question about passive smoking measures, please call call center.

Phone number

045-330-0641  
※Please be careful to run wrong.

Establishment time

From weekdays 8:30 to 17:15 (except Saturday, Sundays and holidays and New Year holidays)

Inquiry contents

We cope with inquiry about preventive measures against revision and passive smoking of the following Health Promotion Act.

  • We want to know what kind of correspondence is need by revision of Health Promotion Act.
  • Facility first-class facility which oneself manages want to know whether is the second kind facility.
  • We want to know standard of smoking privy chamber in detail.    nado

Bailouts about preventive measures against passive smoking

Preventive measures against passive smoking grant

In Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, we support for expenses such as the cost of construction, cost of equipment to suffer from setting such as various smoking rooms meeting constant standard in expenses necessary for medium and small-sized business business owner to carry out preventive measures against passive smoking.
For more details, please ask department of Kanagawa labor bureau labor standards health section (telephone 045-211-7353).
Or please refer to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage (the outside site).

Special depreciation or tax credit system

With facilities attached to appliance equipment modifying various smoking rooms for prevention of passive smoking to set up in the restaurant and building; is applied.
When support organizations such as authorized management innovation acquire management improvement facilities which met constant requirements based on instruction about management improvement by (the chambers of commerce) by March 31, 2021, special depreciation (30%) of the acquisition value or tax credit (7%) is applied.
For more details, please ask medium and small-sized business taxation system support center (telephone 03-6281-9821).
Or please refer to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage (the outside site).

Consultation support to affect preventive measures against passive smoking

In Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, we perform lecturer at ① consultation counter ② practice instruction ③ briefing session ④ dispatch about preventive measures against passive smoking free.
For details, please refer to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage (the outside site).

Loan of apparatus for the measurement such as cigarette smoke concentrations

In Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, we perform free rental of digital dust meter and anemometer for the actual situation grasp of the workplace environment.
For details, please refer to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage (the outside site).

Related information

The details about revised Health Promotion Act

The prevention of passive smoking regulations (the enforcement day: on April 1, 2010) in Kanagawa public facility

 In the facility (public facility) having space (public space) where an indefinite or large number of people can go in and out of, we establish rule to prevent passive smoking.
 For details, please refer to Kanagawa homepage.
 The prevention of Kanagawa passive smoking regulations (the outside site)

Yokohama-shi homepage "non-smoking NOTE"

Commencing with information to be useful for person thinking about non-smoking, various information of Yokohama-shi about cigarette is sites clogged up.

For details, please see Yokohama-shi "non-smoking NOTE".

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Health and Social Welfare Bureau health security department health business section

Telephone: 045-671-2451

Telephone: 045-671-2451

Fax: 045-663-4469

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