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Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Large study: Smoking increases risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/12/2019 11:59
Smokers 'risk depression, schizophrenia'

Smokers 'risk depression, schizophrenia'

Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed data from 462,690 people of European ancestry., 06/11/2019 18:17
Health Ministry to ban sale of electronic cigarettes?

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, 25/09/2019 10:49
Israel to ban flavored e-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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2019 09:29
CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

CDC recommends avoiding e-cigarettes

CDC, FDA, investigating 'multistate outbreak' of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, urge avoiding the products.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2019 11:40
WHO: Ban smoking e-cigarettes indoors

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, 29/07/2019 13:18
E-cigarettes may damage the brain's stem cells, research shows

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, 22/07/2019 14:19
New York raises smoking age from 18 to 21

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, 17/07/2019 12:39
Sophie and baby Itai identified as Route 7 crash victims

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, 16/07/2019 11:25
Sweden bans smoking in public places

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, 03/07/2019 14:11
Israel bans sweets and chewing gum in form of cigarettes

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, 03/07/2019 12:23
San Francisco becomes first city to ban e-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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/06/2019 14:01
A former lawmaker hopes HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ spurs change in Israel

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, 25/06/2019 08:16
E-cigarette explodes in mouth of teen, shattering teeth and jaw

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, 21/06/2019 09:58
Report: 66% of Israelis exposed to secondhand smoke

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, 05/06/2019 12:13
Smoking kills someone every 4 seconds

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, 28/05/2019 13:42
Class action suit filed against major Israeli water park

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, 03/09/2018 14:54
Doctors demand Finance Minister raise tax on rolling tobacco

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, 23/07/2018 11:45
Yehuda Glick: Government is owned by Big 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.Tzvi Lev, 08/07/2018 18:15
MK Yehudah Glick on hunger strike for 13 days

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, 24/06/2018 19:51
Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertising

Knesset committee approves ban on tobacco advertisements - but excludes advertisements in printed newspapers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2018 00:26
More US teens are using e-cigarettes

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, 08/06/2018 10:47
Health Ministry weighs future of Juul 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/06/2018 08:40
Over half of Israeli students have tried smoking by age 13

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, 31/05/2018 16:39
Report: 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke

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, 25/05/2018 13:54
Is your air conditioner spreading thirdhand smoke?

Is your air conditioner spreading thirdhand smoke?

Thirdhand smoke can linger in HVAC systems for years, researchers say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2018 11:38
State Comptroller: Health Minister aided tobacco companies

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, 09/05/2018 08:03
IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.Chana Roberts, 12/03/2018 16:48
Here's how Israel can prevent future smoking addicts

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, 19/01/2018 11:28
Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

Will Israel ban tobacco advertisements?

In preliminary reading, Knesset approves bill to ban tobacco and cigarette advertisements.Chana Roberts, 11/01/2018 11:40
Health Minister opposes bill to raise smoking age to 21

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, 14/08/2017 13:36
Born after 2010? You may never be allowed to buy cigarettes

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, 21/07/2017 10:42
Health Minister buries smoking report

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, 19/07/2017 15:00
'A soldier who smokes shoots less accurately'

'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, 14/07/2017 07:55
'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

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

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 12/07/2017 09:59
Smoking making a comeback in Israel?

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, 08/06/2017 07:28
IDF cracks down on smoking among soldiers

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, 01/06/2017 19:25
Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2017 07:53
Health Ministry proposes new anti-smoking laws

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, 25/01/2017 14:35
Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

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, 24/01/2017 05:59
Smoking in decline among Israelis

Smoking in decline among Israelis

New study shows that only 15% of Israeli adults are smokers.Shoshana Miskin, 29/05/2016 19:01
Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

Knesset bans smoking on school grounds

Revolutionary measure to combat widespread smoking phenomenon from influencing teens at school.Tova Dvorin, 22/12/2015 13:12
8,000 Smoking Related Deaths in Israel a Year

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, 31/05/2015 07:55
Egypt Bans 'World Nargila Championship'

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, 25/04/2014 15:05
Israel Sixth Healthiest Country in the World

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, 20/08/2012 08:37
No Smoking Rules Expanded in Israel

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, 11/07/2012 10:35
Government Bans Smoking at Western Wall

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, 02/05/2012 15:38
Depression, Smoking Linked

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, 20/07/2011 10:16
MK Ariel: What Smokers’ Rights?

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, 29/05/2011 22:18
Israel to Snuff Out Public Smoke

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, 29/05/2011 17:00
Smoking Causes ‘Instant Damage’

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, 17/01/2011 18:24