On Friday March 8, the new laws limiting the advertising of smoking products will go into effect, together with a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in public places where regular cigarettes are banned. The bill was approved in July 2018 and passed its final vote on December 31 of the same year.
The law also bans advertisements of smoking products except for printed newspapers, which will be allowed to carry only one ad per day. A full 30% of the ad must include warnings about the health risks, and beside the ad will be an ad of the same size from the Health Ministry, warning about the dangers of smoking.
A study published in May of last year showed that 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke – more than their counterparts in Canada, England, and Germany. By the age of 13, over half of Israeli teens have tried smoking.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.