Human trials of tobacco plant-based COVID-19 vaccine begin

Medicago's potential vaccine uses the leaves of a plant from the tobacco family to produce the S-spike protein, one of the three spike proteins of the novel coronavirus.

Canadian company Medicago develops plant-based coronavirus vaccine

The company has developed a unique method of creating a vaccine by letting plants do the work. "We're using plants as mini factories," said Natalie Charland, a senior director at Medicago.

Tobacco company may produce coronavirus vaccine

British American Tobacco recently announced that it is working on a potential vaccine for coronavirus through its US biotech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP).

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.

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.

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.

Ministers stymie effort to ban tobacco advertising

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

Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use