tobacco

Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
Tobacco epidemic at turning point as male smoking rates stall - WHO

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.

By REUTERS
19/12/2019
israeli soldiers smoking cigarettes
Next step in tobacco marketing ban to hit next week

This phase includes a new list of provisions intended to prevent aggressive promotion of tobacco products.

05/07/2019
Police seize hundreds of kilograms of smuggled tobacco
Police seize hundreds of kilograms of smuggled tobacco

The tax the smugglers tried to avoid when sneaking the tobacco in the country would have been more than NIS 1 million.

A 40g pouch of Bali Shag Halfzware, Bali Shag Halfzware tobacco and red Bali Shag rolling papers
High Court deals another setback to smoking, tobacco industries

Additional restrictions will kick in in June and in January 2020.

Captured counterfeit  tobacco and cigarettes
Israel thwarts West Bank smugglers

Taxes on tobacco and cigarettes estimated at hundreds of thousands of shekels

41 MKs pass cannabis decriminalization bill

Tobacco advertisement bill also passes first reading.

Smoking
Ministers stymie effort to ban tobacco advertising

Knesset Economics Committee chairman Eitan Cabel said the government was “addicted to working for the tobacco companies.”

08/07/2018
Likud MK Yehudah Glick plans to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week.
MK Yehudah Glick embarks on anti-smoking hunger strike

The hunger strike will coincide with the Knesset’s no-smoking day on Tuesday.

11/06/2018
Yaacov Litzman
State Comptroller blasts Health Ministry for poor management under Litzman

In his report, Joseph Shapria said Deputy Minister Ya'acov Litzman and senior officials promote smoking, among other shortcomings.

israeli soldiers smoking cigarettes
Litzman says Health Ministry will prevent free smokes at Meron

Last year at least one tobacco company set up a huge tent at Meron.

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