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Efforts to change the law and unify various sign requirements in public places have met with objections by anti-smoking groups.
Smoking will be prohibited in places where outdoor events are held and attended by more than 50 people.
The government claimed a "serious danger to the public" as the reason for the ban on imports and sales of the product.
“Apparently, the government has something more urgent to do than to prevent the deaths of 8,000 Israelis a year."
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Bill to impose liability on tobacco companies could garner up to NIS 40 billion for health system and social needs.
Philip Morris is not quite as happy
Some 8,000 Israelis who smoke or are exposed to smoke die per year, and the cost of treating victims of smoking costs billions of shekels annually.
The rate of smoking-related diseases is much higher among psychiatric patients.
The team investigated smells that announce such emotions as happiness, fear or aggression to others.
There is a large variety of pulmonary diseases, most of them preventable. A Jerusalem public symposium on lungs set the record straight.
Studies show that 12% to 20% of pregnant women smoke, putting themselves and their babies at risk.
Arab women are unique in that they are exposed to forced smoking at a high level even though relatively few of them – aware of the danger to their babies – actually light up.
“More than 8,000 Israelis die each year because of tobacco, but the government dillydallies on a life-and-death matter.”
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