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Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group.

The Japan Lung Cancer Alliance said a recent survey found 31.7 percent of 123 patients had been subjected to secondhand smoke at work and 5.2 percent said they had quit jobs to avoid passive smoking.

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