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      Archive: 12/21/2011

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        12/21/2011, Kislev 25, 5772

      Cigarettes Vending Machines Illegal Near Schools

      The prohibition against cigarettes vending machines being located near schools went into effect today (Wednesday). By law, vending machine companies cannot sell cigarettes in machines that are within 1,000 feet of any school or educational institutions. 

      The Ministry of Health intends to enforce the law with a fine of 226,000 NIS (new Israeli shekels) for violations. Cigarette vending machines may be completely illegal by the year 2014.