Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2019, 11:59 AM

Smokers 'risk depression, schizophrenia'

Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed data from 462,690 people of European ancestry., 11/6/2019, 6:17 PM

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.Chana Roberts, 9/25/2019, 10:49 AM

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2019, 9:29 AM

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

CDC, FDA, investigating 'multistate outbreak' of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, urge avoiding the products.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 11:40 AM

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.Chana Roberts, 7/29/2019, 1:18 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2019, 2:19 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 12:39 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2019, 11:25 AM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 2:11 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 12:23 PM

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 2:01 PM

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?Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 6/25/2019, 8:16 AM

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.Sara Rubenstein, 6/21/2019, 9:58 AM

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.Chana Roberts, 6/5/2019, 12:13 PM

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.Chana Roberts, 5/28/2019, 1:42 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 2:54 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2018, 11:45 AM

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.Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 6:15 PM

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

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

Depression, Smoking Linked

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

MK Ariel: What Smokers’ Rights?

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 to Snuff Out Public Smoke

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

Smoking Causes ‘Instant Damage’

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