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Japan ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on June 8, 2004. In 2018, the ITC Project in collaboration with researchers at the Japan National Cancer Center and Japan Cancer Society established the ITC Japan (JP) Survey. The ITC Project in collaboration with researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center conducted in 2018, the ITC Japan-Canada Heated Tobacco Products (JCH) Survey. Fieldwork in Japan consisted of both a survey and a urine collection component in the two countries. In both surveys, tobacco users and non-users are adults aged 20 and older.

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Web Interview
Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample Size
JP1 February 3 to March 2, 2018 4,615 (3,288 Smokers, 242 HTP Users, 549 Cigarette-HTP Dual Users, and 536 Non-Users)
JP2 December 7, 2018 to January 25, 2019 4,228 (1,810 Smokers, 1074 HTP Users, 885 Cigarette-HTP Dual Users, and 459 Non-Users)
JP3 May 16, 2020 - TBD 4,500* Tobacco/Nicotine Users, and Non-User (*Target sample size)
JCH - JP November 14, 2018 to January 31, 2019 368 (75 Smokers, 140 HTP Users, 78 Cigarette-HTP Dual Users, 75 Non-Users)

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