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