Knesset Approves Printing Images of Smoking Damage on Tobacco Products and Cigarettes

During a non-smoking day in the Knesset, a contentious debate took place that resulted in the passing of a bill to increase taxes on smoking products. The finance minister approved this decree proposed by Bezalel Smotrich, which aims to improve public health and reduce the prevalence of smoking in the population.

As a result of this bill, the cost of a pack of cigarettes rose by two shekels, electronic cigarette filler increased by one shekel per milliliter, and rolling tobacco saw a price hike of 13 shekels per gram. The purchase tax on unprocessed tobacco, cigarettes, other vaping tobacco, and tobacco heating devices also went up.

The increase in purchase tax on smoking products is not only aimed at discouraging individuals from smoking but also making these harmful products less accessible and affordable. By doing so, we hope to send a strong social and educational message about the risks of smoking not only to individuals but also to their environment, family, and friends.

It is crucial for us to focus on prevention rather than punishment when it comes to public health issues like smoking. By implementing these measures, we can take proactive steps to address the negative impact of smoking on individuals and society as a whole. Ultimately, our goal should be to improve public health and create a safer environment for all.

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