TEPCO has released a report recommending the government reduce the smoking age limit from 20 to 18 with nuclear industry studies finding no evidence of an increase in the likelihood of cancer.

The report established scientifically ambiguous conclusions through the use of a lack of reliable samples and insufficient data.

“The number of children smoking is generally low, therefore an increase in childhood cancer attributable to cigarettes is unlikely,” a TEPCO spokesman said.

The indefinite research affirms that there is no alternative to the production and promotion of toxic substances. However, the report did recognise that uncertainty remains synonymous with anything TEPCO communicates with the public.

The independent study concluded that any proven links with cancer will be established long after successful legal action can be taken.