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Supreme Court to gov't: Create guidelines to ban smoking in homes

Over 50% of Israeli households suffer from secondhand smoke from their neighbors; smoke from one neighbor's balcony harms at least 20 people in 10 neighboring apartments.

Supreme Court to gov't: Create guidelines to ban smoking in homes

Hitler banned smoking

Hitler banned smoking and the Germans obeyed. In the West, it all began in 1995 when liberals got a cause, no smoking, sanctioned by the government. They went on from there. Opinion.

Hitler banned smoking

New Zealand abolishes ban on smoking

Months after the change of leadership in New Zealand, the new government decided to abolish the law designed to completely prevent smoking in the country.

New Zealand abolishes ban on smoking

Health Ministry drafts plan to fight increase in e-cigarette use

Health Ministry publishes new plan, aims to reduce percentage of smokers to 5% by 2035.

Health Ministry drafts plan to fight increase in e-cigarette use

Study:

70% of youth would quit vaping under ban on non-tobacco flavors

'Non-tobacco flavors may be important for young people's interest in and continued use of e-cigarettes,' researcher says.

70% of youth would quit vaping under ban on non-tobacco flavors

16-year-old hospitalized after smoking e-cigarette

2 weeks ago, another teenager died of lung failure after smoking an e-cigarette.

16-year-old hospitalized after smoking e-cigarette

Australia to ban recreational vape

Responding to vaping 'epidemic,' Australian Health Min. bans disposable vapes, promises crackdown on non-prescription products.

Australia to ban recreational vape

'Those marketing cigarettes are criminals'

Following teen's death, two Knesset committees decide to recommend punishment for those who sell electronic cigarettes to minors.

'Those marketing cigarettes are criminals'

'E-cigarette manufacturers intentionally target children'

'Electronic cigarettes infiltrate every place, and the danger is spreading among children and youth in Israel,' Cancer Association rep says.

'E-cigarette manufacturers intentionally target children'

Following teen's death: First campaign against e-cigarettes

Worrisome statistics show one out of every seven teens has tried smoking.

Following teen's death: First campaign against e-cigarettes

Canada to print warnings on individual cigarettes

A new bill moving into the Canadian Parliament will call for every single cigarette to be printed with a warning against smoking.

Canada to print warnings on individual cigarettes

In four years: Number of smokers ages 15-17 doubles

New study shows 33% of youth have experimented with electronic cigarettes, 43% faced no obstacles despite ban against selling to minors.

In four years: Number of smokers ages 15-17 doubles

Finance Minister signs order taxing electronic cigarettes

Price of electronic cigarettes, refill fluid, to rise as limits placed on personal imports.

Finance Minister signs order taxing electronic cigarettes

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

Schools in middle-class neighborhoods have highest number of nearby sales points for smoking products, research shows.

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

HOLD6 reasons to choose vaping over smoking

Vapes help smokers let go of their cigarette addiction by using e-cigarettes.

HOLD6 reasons to choose vaping over smoking

Addicted to sugar? This doctor says it's 'the new tobacco'

Nutrition experts are increasingly sounding the alarm on sugar, with some comparing its adverse health effects to smoking.

Addicted to sugar? This doctor says it's 'the new tobacco'

Study: Electronic cigarettes raise risk of lung disease by 30%

E-cigarettes can cause serious lung damage in just a few years, new study shows.

Study: Electronic cigarettes raise risk of lung disease by 30%

Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds.

Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Smokers 'risk depression, schizophrenia'

Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed data from 462,690 people of European ancestry.

Smokers 'risk depression, schizophrenia'

Health Ministry to ban sale of electronic cigarettes?

Health Ministry Director-General examines option to ban or limit sale of e-cigarettes - without passing a new law.

Health Ministry to ban sale of electronic cigarettes?

Israel to ban flavored e-cigarettes?

Dep. Health Minister promises: 'I'll work to ban flavored cigarettes - after the elections.' Drs: 'No reason to insist on harming youth.'

Israel to ban flavored e-cigarettes?

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

CDC, FDA, investigating 'multistate outbreak' of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, urge avoiding the products.

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

WHO: Ban smoking e-cigarettes indoors

In report on global tobacco epidemic, World Health Organization notes progress, urges governments to ban marketing of e-cigarettes.

WHO: Ban smoking e-cigarettes indoors

E-cigarettes may damage the brain's stem cells, research shows

New research shows high levels of nicotine prevalent in e-cigarettes may be doing irreversible damage to human brains.

E-cigarettes may damage the brain's stem cells, research shows

New York raises smoking age from 18 to 21

In effort to 'stop cigarettes and e-cigarettes from getting into the hands of young people,' NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill to raise smoking age.

New York raises smoking age from 18 to 21

Sophie and baby Itai identified as Route 7 crash victims

Toddler injured in crash released from hospital as her father continues fighting for his life.

Sophie and baby Itai identified as Route 7 crash victims

Sweden bans smoking in public places

Swedish ban requires premises owners to enforce law or face penalties, as government aims for a smoke-free country by 2025.

Sweden bans smoking in public places

Israel bans sweets and chewing gum in form of cigarettes

Israel bans sweets and chewing gum in form of cigarettes, plans heavy fines for violators.

Israel bans sweets and chewing gum in form of cigarettes

San Francisco becomes first city to ban e-cigarettes

City attorney: 'If the federal government is not going to act to protect our kids, San Francisco will.'

San Francisco becomes first city to ban e-cigarettes

A former lawmaker hopes HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ spurs change in Israel

Will a rerun of a historical drama push Israel to help the 1,500 Israelis who helped liquidate Chernobyl?

A former lawmaker hopes HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ spurs change in Israel

E-cigarette explodes in mouth of teen, shattering teeth and jaw

A prestigious medical journal publicizes the case of a 17-year old from Nevada to warn the public about the dangers of vaping.

E-cigarette explodes in mouth of teen, shattering teeth and jaw

Report: 66% of Israelis exposed to secondhand smoke

Nearly half of smokers smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day; lack of law enforcement allows 66% of Israelis to suffer from secondhand smoke.

Report: 66% of Israelis exposed to secondhand smoke

Smoking kills someone every 4 seconds

Every year, 165,000 children worldwide die due to secondhand smoke - and a whopping 20% of all cancer cases are linked to smoking.

Smoking kills someone every 4 seconds

Class action suit filed against major Israeli water park

Lawsuit filed against Shefayim water park says park harmed the health of 'hundreds of thousands' by failing to enforce anti-smoking laws.

Class action suit filed against major Israeli water park

Doctors demand Finance Minister raise tax on rolling tobacco

Doctors, nurses, sign letter demanding Finance Minister Kahlon equate taxes on rolling tobacco with those of regular cigarettes.

Doctors demand Finance Minister raise tax on rolling tobacco

Yehuda Glick: Government is owned by Big Tobacco

Maverick MK accuses MKs of working for special interests after his bill banning tobacco advertising was torpedoed.

Yehuda Glick: Government is owned by Big Tobacco

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.

MK Yehudah Glick on hunger strike for 13 days

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertisements - but excludes advertisements in printed newspapers.

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

More US teens are using e-cigarettes

CDC finds nearly 20% of US teens smoke - and the most popular products are e-cigarettes.

More US teens are using e-cigarettes

Health Ministry weighs future of Juul e-cigarettes

Health Ministry considering regulations regarding Juul e-cigarette until legislation passes regulating e-cigarette industry.

Health Ministry weighs future of Juul e-cigarettes

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.

Over half of Israeli students have tried smoking by age 13

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.

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

Is your air conditioner spreading thirdhand smoke?

Thirdhand smoke can linger in HVAC systems for years, researchers say.

Is your air conditioner spreading thirdhand smoke?

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.

State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Here's how Israel can prevent future smoking addicts

Groundbreaking idea can prevent minors from having access to cigarettes. Will Israel implement it? Opinion.

Here's how Israel can prevent future smoking addicts

Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

In preliminary reading, Knesset approves bill to ban tobacco and cigarette advertisements.

Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

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.

Health Minister opposes bill to raise smoking age to 21

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.

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

Health Minister buries smoking report

Health Ministery: Rise in number of smokers illogical, we won't submit report until we can 'reexamine the statistics'.

Health Minister buries smoking report

'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.

'A soldier who smokes shoots less accurately'

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

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.

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

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.

Smoking making a comeback in Israel?

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.

IDF cracks down on smoking among soldiers

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

Health Ministry proposes new anti-smoking laws

Health Ministry proposes law equating e-cigs and cigarettes, widening no-smoking radius around preschools and playgrounds.

Health Ministry proposes new anti-smoking laws

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.

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

Smoking in decline among Israelis

New study shows that only 15% of Israeli adults are smokers.

Smoking in decline among Israelis

Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

Revolutionary measure to combat widespread smoking phenomenon from influencing teens at school.

Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

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.

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