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      Archive: 8/3/2011
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        8/3/2011, Av 3, 5771

      Knesset to Outlaw Cigarette Vending Machines


      The Knesset is expected to approve the second and third readings of a bill presented by MK Uri Ariel that would eliminate cigarette vending machines.

      The bill was met with objections on the part of vending machine owners, but ultimately it was decided to approve it.

      The new law takes effect only on January 1, 2014, so as to allow for the machine owners to pay back any loans they may have taken to purchase the machines, and allow them to properly prepare for finding an alternative source of income.