The change in global smoking trends shows that governments' efforts to control tobacco are working "to save lives, protect health, beat tobacco," the WHO said in a report.
This phase includes a new list of provisions intended to prevent aggressive promotion of tobacco products.
The tax the smugglers tried to avoid when sneaking the tobacco in the country would have been more than NIS 1 million.
Additional restrictions will kick in in June and in January 2020.
Taxes on tobacco and cigarettes estimated at hundreds of thousands of shekels
Tobacco advertisement bill also passes first reading.
Knesset Economics Committee chairman Eitan Cabel said the government was “addicted to working for the tobacco companies.”
The hunger strike will coincide with the Knesset’s no-smoking day on Tuesday.
In his report, Joseph Shapria said Deputy Minister Ya'acov Litzman and senior officials promote smoking, among other shortcomings.
Last year at least one tobacco company set up a huge tent at Meron.