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C'tee bans smoking in some outdoor areas  

‘Watered-down’ amendment banning smoking in some outdoor public places could be tougher, say public health experts.
Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-05-03
Author: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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The Israel Cancer Association both congratulated MKs on Wednesday for increasing the types of places where smoking will be prohibited, and expressed disappointment that the legislation had been watered down.

The amendment to no-smoking laws, approved by the Knesset’s Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee and implemented by order, makes it illegal to light up cigarettes and other tobacco products at outdoor performances; within 10 meters of entrances to hospitals and clinics; or in bus and train stations, swimming pools, indoor stadiums, outdoor wedding locations, swimming pools, public shelters; and in other outdoor locations.

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Government Bans Smoking at Western Wall  

People going to the Western Wall for HaShem to accept their prayers will find smoking is not acceptable, the government ordered.
Jump to full article: Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com), 2012-05-02
Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

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Smoking to be banned at bus stops, outdoor concerts 

Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-05-02

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Majority supports expansion of anti-smoking law 

Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-05-01
Author: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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The vast majority of Israelis support the enforcement of smoking prohibitions both indoors and outdoors, according to a study by Dr. Leah Rosen, a Tel Aviv University researcher who studies smoking and its prevention.

On Wednesday morning, the Knesset Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee will discuss government proposals to amend no-smoking laws so that using tobacco products will be illegal at outdoor performances, bus and train stations, swimming pools, stadiums, entrances to hospitals and clinics and other outdoor locations. Additionally, areas where smoking is still allowed will have to be designated as so.

Rosen, who works at the university’s School for Public Health in the Sackler Medical Faculty, studied the views of 505 Israeli men and women comprising a representative sample of the country.

The TAU research was published in the journal Health Policy. In addition, the university’s School for Public Health will hold a conference on June 13 on the medical and economic effects of smoking and public policy.

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· Israel

Knesset Creates New No-Smoking Zones 

Jump to full article: Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com), 2012-05-02

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The Knesset's Health Committee has approved a wide-reaching addition to a law banning smoking in public places. The new protocol will ban smoking at public performances, swimming pools, inside roofed bus stops, and at train stations and central bus stations, with the exception of marked smoking areas. Bus drivers will not be allowed to smoke inside their vehicles before picking up passengers.

In addition, smoking will be prohibited within 10 meters of clinics and hospitals. In buildings where smoking is prohibited, smoking zones will not be allowed in stairwells or passageways.

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Majority supports expansion of anti-smoking law  

Knesset will discuss proposals to make using tobacco products illegal at performances, bus and train stations, other locations.
Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-05-01
Author: JUDY SIEGEL

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The vast majority of Israelis support the enforcement of smoking prohibitions both indoors and outdoors, according to a study by Dr. Leah Rosen, a Tel Aviv University researcher who studies smoking and its prevention.

On Wednesday morning, the Knesset Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee will discuss government proposals to amend no-smoking laws so that using tobacco products will be illegal at outdoor performances, bus and train stations, swimming pools, stadiums, entrances to hospitals and clinics and other outdoor locations. Additionally, areas where smoking is still allowed will have to be designated as so.

Rosen, who works at the university’s School for Public Health in the Sackler Medical Faculty, studied the views of 505 Israeli men and women comprising a representative sample of the country.

Asked to comment on the proposals to be discussed in the committee, Israel Council for the Prevention of Smoking head Amos Hausner told The Jerusalem Post that “basically, those were the recommendations of the Gamzu Committee headed by Health Ministry director-general Prof. Ronni Gamzu.”

While he welcomed the addition of places to the list of prohibited places, Hausner added, “The problem is that after the recommendations the ministry made, many compromises were made.”

“The bill was watered down significantly, even though the original recommendation was modest to start with according to international standards,” he continued.

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GOP Candidate Equates Smoking Ban to Nazi Policy 

Wiesenthal Center denounced GOP Senate candidate John Raese for equating smoking ban to Hitler’s policy forcing Jews to wear Star of David. By Rachel Hirshfeld
Jump to full article: Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com), 2012-04-22
Author: Rachel Hirshfeld

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced West Virginia GOP Senate candidate John Raese on Thursday for equating a smoking ban to Hitler’s policy of forcing Jews to wear the Star of David.

A video posted on Youtube shows Raese saying that requiring stickers on buildings declaring them smoke-free is like how “Hitler used to put a Star of David on everybody’s lapel.”

“This inappropriate comparison betrays an ignorance of what really happened in Nazi Germany, and demonstrates a callousness to the millions of Jews murdered by Hitler’s Third Reich,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Center, and Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs. “It compares signs that are meant to protect people’s health with the yellow stars designed to dehumanize and degrade millions of Jews by a racist, genocidal regime,” they added.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center has spoken out against the manipulation and distortion of the Holocaust for political purposes in the past by the left and right, and we hope that Mr. Raese’s colleagues and fellow citizens in West Virginia will register their disgust at this inappropriate analogy,” concluded Weitzman and Cooper.

Raese, however, said that he didn’t care about the Wiesenthal Center’s reaction and said he was just “reciting history.”

“I don’t see anything that’s incorrect in any of the statements I made. It’s all very factual,” he said.

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'Nargilehs pose risk of cancer, lead to drugs' 

Anti-drug Authority says water pipe usage on the rise among teenagers, about 50% of whom occasionally smoke them.
Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-04-04
Author: BEN HARTMAN

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The nargileh you are smoking may kill you, according to a press release distributed by the Anti-drug Authority on Tuesday. In the release, the authority claimed that the water pipes that are ubiquitous in Israel’s parks and beaches pose a health risk that can lead to cancer, drug use and even death.

The statement quoted a Dr. Harel Fish from the authority who says that smoking nargileh has spread like wildfire among Israeli youth, and that today nearly 50 percent of Israeli youths kick back with the water pipe from time to time, a phenomenon that he says was nearly non-existent a decade ago.

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WHO: Support vigorous fight against tobacco use  

Health Ministry doesn’t send representative to anti-smoking conference.
Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-03-27
Author: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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Amos Hausner, head of the Israel Council for the Prevention of Smoking, was in Singapore to attend the conference. The Health Ministry did not dispatch any official state representatives to the conference, unlike Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and many African countries, Hausner said. He noted that there are now 174 signatory countries behind the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and that these nations included 87 percent of the world’s population. Israel ratified it in August 2005, becoming the 77th country to do so.

Turkey was cited for its vigorous effort to curtail smoking, and Norway was praised for passing legislation requiring graphic health warnings.

Israel has not yet done either this or require companies’s products to appear in plain packages.

Hausner added that Israel has not implemented Section 5.3 of the FCTC, which limits tobacco lobbying and requires full transparency and reporting of all meetings of government officials and politicians with tobacco lobbyists.

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· Health/Science
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Israeli researchers develop Malaria-fighting tobacco  

Jump to full article: Xinhua Newswire, 2012-02-12

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Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed genetically altered tobacco plants which contain a natural compound that can fight drug- resistant malaria.

Although cigarettes are known to kill millions of people every year, Professor Alexander Vainstein and his research team have found that tobacco plant can be altered to produce "artemisin," an active component in malaria treatment, Israel's 21C news site reported Sunday.

The natural compound artemisin comes from the sweet wormwood plant and can fight drug-resistant malaria, but due to its small quantities and high price, millions of people cannot get access to this remedy.

However, Vainstein and his colleagues spliced the wormwood enzymes that produce artemisin and bred tobacco plants that carry artemisin's genetical code.

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· Cessation
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LIVNEH: The next cigarette  

Another attempt to wean myself from the nicotine monster. This time it's serious - really
Jump to full article: Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine, 2012-02-03
Author: Neri Livneh

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Three days after I quit, while I was still convinced that the desired personality change had finally taken place and that soon, perhaps, I would begin to eat spelt regularly and maybe even do aerobic exercises - I thus decided, out of the infinite goodness of my heart, to share with you all the good things that happened to me after that six-hour workshop, and I did in fact write a column in that spirit.

Seven days later, when the column was published, I was flooded with encouraging and amazed reactions. . . .

And there are also all the habits that accompany smoking and are hard to abandon. To this day, a month and a week after I've stopped smoking again, I find myself putting my hand into my bag in search of a cigarette, albeit less frequently. And still, the workshop's main and most convincing message is that if you don't treat the cigarette as something wonderful, which means that giving it up is supposed to be difficult or to create a sense of deprivation; and if we understand that a cigarette is a cigarette is a cigarette, a sophisticated product that was created to enrich the tobacco companies and the governments that benefit by encouraging addiction among consumers, who pay high taxes - we also avoid the sense of misery we are convinced we will feel if we only try to quit.

So I stopped smoking over a month ago and I didn't feel any particular misery, as opposed to all the previous times when I quit. I don't feel that I've denied myself something and that therefore I deserve immediate compensation in the guise of a cigarette, or at least a Krembo treat. But have I changed from being a person who has quit smoking to being a non-smoker? Don't make me laugh.

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· Cross-Border/Crime
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Duty-free cigarette allowance to be halved  

Passengers will be allowed only one carton instead of two.
Jump to full article: Globes/Israel's Business Arena, 2012-02-01

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The Knesset Finance Committee is due to decide within weeks to halve the duty-free allowance for cigarettes to one carton per person instead of two. An estimate in today's discussion of the proposal said that it would generate NIS 300 million in tax revenues a year.

Cigarette makers, importers, and duty-free concessionaires told the Finance Committee that they oppose the proposal. An activist from the Association for Democratic Progress disrupted the meeting, calling for the removal of paid lobbyists, and was ejected from the room.

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Israeli Treasury proposes halving duty free tobacco allowances 

Jump to full article: The Moodie Report (uk), 2012-02-02
Author: Dermot Davitt

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The Israeli Ministry of Finance has proposed halving the duty free tobacco allowance from two cartons of cigarettes per person to one - a move that the industry in the country is fighting.

The Treasury (Finance Ministry) estimated that the move would bring in an additional ILS300 million (US$80 million) per year, a figure that the trade, and in particular Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport duty free concessionaire James Richardson, disputes.

The move concerns inbound allowances and it could have a particular impact on the retailer's 'collect on return' business, where passengers purchase before they leave the country and pick up when they come home.

The proposal is currently before the Knesset (Parliament) Finance Committee.

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· Business (Tobacco)
· Smokeless
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· Israel

New Market Research Report: Smokeless Tobacco in Israel 

Jump to full article: PR Insider (at), 2012-01-18

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Euromonitor International's Smokeless Tobacco in Israel report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2007-2011, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be the new legislative, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2016 illustrate how the market is set to change.

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Duty-free cigarette allowance to be halved 

Passengers will be allowed only one carton instead of two.
Jump to full article: Globes/Israel's Business Arena, 2012-02-01

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The Knesset Finance Committee is due to decide within weeks to halve the duty-free allowance for cigarettes to one carton per person instead of two. An estimate in today's discussion of the proposal said that it would generate NIS 300 million in tax revenues a year.

Cigarette makers, importers, and duty-free concessionaires told the Finance Committee that they oppose the proposal. An activist from the Association for Democratic Progress disrupted the meeting, calling for the removal of paid lobbyists, and was ejected from the room.

Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz has already signed the directive, but the Finance Committee has not yet approved it. Finance Committee chairman MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) wants to hear the position of the Ministry of Health on cigarettes' health hazards first. He also wants the Ministry of Transport to state the financial impact of the proposal on the Airport Authority's revenue, and the importers' position about the strengthening of the market in contraband.

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