MK Yehudah Glick on hunger strike for 13 days

Likud MK continues hunger strike to demand Finance Minister raise taxes on rolling tobacco, end 'circle of death' of smoking.Benny Toker, 6/24/2018, 7:51 PM

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertisements - but excludes advertisements in printed newspapers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 12:26 AM

More US teens are using e-cigarettes

CDC finds nearly 20% of US teens smoke - and the most popular products are e-cigarettes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2018, 10:47 AM

Health Ministry weighs future of Juul e-cigarettes

Health Ministry considering regulations regarding Juul e-cigarette until legislation passes regulating e-cigarette industry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 8:40 AM

Over half of Israeli students have tried smoking by age 13

Health Ministry report shows number of smokers dropped since 2016, but over half of Israeli students try a cigarette at age 12-13.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2018, 4:39 PM

Report: 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke

New study shows Israeli children are exposed to more cigarette smoke than their counterparts in England, Germany, and Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 1:54 PM

Is your air conditioner spreading thirdhand smoke?

Thirdhand smoke can linger in HVAC systems for years, researchers say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2018, 11:38 AM

State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

Health Ministry not working to reduce consumption of cigarettes, Health Minister Litzman hid meetings with tobacco company representatives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 8:03 AM

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.Chana Roberts, 3/12/2018, 4:48 PM

Here's how Israel can prevent future smoking addicts

Groundbreaking idea can prevent minors from having access to cigarettes. Will Israel implement it? Opinion.Chana Roberts, 1/19/2018, 11:28 AM

Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

In preliminary reading, Knesset approves bill to ban tobacco and cigarette advertisements.Chana Roberts, 1/11/2018, 11:40 AM

Health Minister opposes bill to raise smoking age to 21

20 MKs from across the political spectrum support a bill raising smoking age from 18 to 21 - but Health Minister opposes it.Chana Roberts, 8/14/2017, 1:36 PM

Born after 2010? You may never be allowed to buy cigarettes

MK proposes new law banning those born in 2010 from buying cigarettes - even when they come of age.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2017, 10:42 AM

Health Minister buries smoking report

Health Ministery: Rise in number of smokers illogical, we won't submit report until we can 'reexamine the statistics'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 3:00 PM

'A soldier who smokes shoots less accurately'

Expert on smoking in the IDF says tobacco companies exploit army to create addicts and income, calls on rabbis to forbid smoking as well.Benny Tucker, 7/14/2017, 7:55 AM

'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