Health organizations warned Smotrich that e-cigarettes are still dangerous and canceling the tax will cause a smoking epidemic among Israel's youth.
How safe is vaping, and do the claims made by those marketing these devices hold up under scientific scrutiny? Here are the facts.
“Nice Guy” drugs have caused the death of young people and the hospitalization of many others.
Using loopholes to the laws banning the advertisement of tobacco products, Philip Morris International spent NIS 3 million on targeted smoking and vaping ads in the haredi sector.
Many smokers know that the vapor-liquid in electronic cigarettes has nicotine and flavoring agents, but many don't know about the toxic ingredients.
Although marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes, vaping can still cause severe respiratory health issues in those repeatedly exposed to it.
Researchers found that those who switched to smoking alternatives were less exposed to a number of harmful substances.
The study also found that male mice in particular experienced significantly increased harmful effects when nicotine was added to the vapor.
E-cigarettes are not effective in helping adults quit smoking despite being the most widely used product for smoking cessation-ahead of all FDA approved cessation aids combined.