Known for its rigor and discipline, once again the Japanese people will not compromise with certain principles for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020. Indeed, lThe Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, which will be held in the Japanese capital, has just way of pressthat all competition venues will be completely non-smoking and non-vaping.
The smoke-free policy will therefore also apply to e-cigarettes and all other products similar to vaping. At the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, the trend was already to ban smoking at indoor competition venues, with smoking areas tolerated outdoors. For Tokyo 2020, the restriction goes further.
Indeed, during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, smoking will be prohibited in the covered sites, but also outside and in the safety zone around the competition venues managed by Tokyo 2020. This drastic policy stems from an amendment to the Japanese Health Promotion Law, which will be applied on 1er April 2020, and a new regulation of the Tokyo mayor's office that wants to minimize the harmful effects of passive smoking.
With the support of the IOC, Tokyo 2020 has validated this very strict regulation on the use of tobacco. The press release says it will be " protect the health of athletes, spectators and officials". A similar anti-smoking policy was implemented at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in 2018.
Beyond leaving a beautiful and unforgettable trace in the history of Olympism, Tokyo 2020 also wishes " leave a legacy of better public health standards for the whole country.". The hope of seeing a "Cloud Chasing" or "Vape Tricks" event in Tokyo 2020 has unfortunately evaporated.