The price of most cigarettes will rise by NIS
2 on Wednesday, with higher-end brands rising by even more.
In addition, a 10
percent tax will be levied from importers and stockers of
Following the measures, no brand of cigarettes will cost less
than NIS 10 per pack.
The Finance Ministry has also decided to
limit the number of cigarette cartons Israeli travelers are allowed to
in duty-free shops to one, instead of two.
The move is aimed at increasing the state’s revenue and
reducing the number of smokers.