Thursday, November 15th | 7 Kislev 5779

Subscribe
June 25, 2018 11:12 am

New Law in Israel Would Ban Tobacco Advertisements

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "New Law in Israel Would Ban Tobacco Advertisements" to a friend

Israelis read about raised taxes on cigarettes and beer back on July 26, 2012. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

JNS.org – A bill that would ban the advertisement of tobacco products was approved by the Knesset Economics Committee on Thursday.

Mailing-list ads would be forbidden under the new law, as would window displays of cigarettes in stores except for tobacco shops, and newspaper ads, unless the paper included an anti-smoking ad of the same size along with the tobacco sales pitch.

Electronic cigarette advertisement would be controlled under the same guidelines.

The legislation was proposed by Zionist Union MK Eitan Cabel and Likud MK Yehuda Glick. Deputy Health Minister, United Torah Judaism MK Yakov Litzman argued in the past that the law would bankrupt newspapers, who rely on the advertising revenue.

Related coverage

November 15, 2018 3:51 pm
0

Police Arrest Family Members of Terrorist Who Stabbed Officers in Jerusalem

Following a stabbing attack on four police officers at the entrance to the Oz Police Station in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv...

Companies violating the law would be penalized with a 450,000 shekel ($124,600) fine.

The bill will be passed onto the Knesset for consideration and will require three rounds of voting before passing into law.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com