'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 9:59 AM

Smoking making a comeback in Israel?

Health Ministry's annual report notes biggest single-year rise in smoking rate among Israelis in more than a decade.JTA, 6/8/2017, 7:28 AM

IDF cracks down on smoking among soldiers

New program looks to educate soldiers on dangers of smoking, limit places and times where it is legal for soldiers to smoke.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2017, 7:25 PM

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2017, 7:53 AM

Health Ministry proposes new anti-smoking laws

Health Ministry proposes law equating e-cigs and cigarettes, widening no-smoking radius around preschools and playgrounds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2017, 2:35 PM

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, a new study has found.JTA, 1/24/2017, 5:59 AM

Smoking in decline among Israelis

New study shows that only 15% of Israeli adults are smokers.Shoshana Miskin, 5/29/2016, 7:01 PM

Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

Revolutionary measure to combat widespread smoking phenomenon from influencing teens at school.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2015, 1:12 PM

Alarming Report: 8,000 Smoking Related Deaths in Israel a Year

New Health Ministry report finds that nearly one in five Israelis smoke, with many others being exposed to secondhand smoke.Reut Hadar, 5/31/2015, 7:55 AM

Egypt Bans 'World Nargila Championship'

Nargila water-pipe smoking competition in Cairo banned due to breach of World Health Organization's anti-tobacco laws.Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 3:05 PM

Israel Sixth Healthiest Country in the World

Be healthy, move to Israel. That is the message learned from Bloomberg’s ranking of the healthiest countries in the world. US number 33. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/20/2012, 8:37 AM

No Smoking Rules Expanded in Israel

Israel is cracking down on smokers in public spaces, as evidence mounts that secondary smoke is also a killer.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 7/11/2012, 10:35 AM

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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/2/2012, 3:38 PM

Israeli Research Links Depression with Smoking

Israeli doctors have found that individuals who suffer from bipolar disorders are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs.Elad Benari, 7/20/2011, 10:16 AM

Nationalists Disagree Over Smoking

Min. Landau warns new anti-smoking steps are draconian, MK Ariel thinks smokers have few rights and got mad at MK Rotem who lit up in his office.Gil Ronen, 5/29/2011, 10:18 PM

Israel Taking Steps to Snuff Out Public Smoking

Jewish state is moving ahead to protect the public against the dangers of secondary smoke.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 5/29/2011, 5:00 PM

Research: Life Goes Up in Tobacco Smoke Faster than Once Thought

Smokers beware: Inhalation of tobacco results in cancer-causing chemicals entering the body almost immediately, according to a new study.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/17/2011, 6:24 PM