Smokefree legislation/initiatives

A limited smoking ban was introduced in 1983 and has been updated several times since then. It prohibits smoking in cinemas, theatres, educational and healthcare establishments, shopping malls, restaurants, other workplaces and public transport. Smoking areas or rooms are allowed in all places. (see

A ban on smoking in restaurants came into effect on 7 November 2007 but was not publicised. A private member’s bill that would have allowed restaurants and other eating places to set aside 20% of their area for smoking was rejected by on its preliminary reading on 23/1/08. DSRs are allowed.

There is a current proposal to ban smoking on military bases. The law passed a third and final reading. It also applies to Israeli Police, Prison Service, Defence Ministry and security units linked to Prime Minister’s office.

First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Health Service Food and Human Resources: Wholesale Cigarettes Online

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