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Both the number of smokers as well as tobacco consumption in Japan should be halved by 2010, a Health and Welfare Ministry advisory panel said in a report released Thursday.

The report, “Health Japan 21,” submitted to the Council on Public Health by a subcommittee, is part of the ministry’s efforts to map out a 10-year plan to boost the health of the public, using numerical targets.

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