The Ministry of health intends to soon hold new laws that extend the ban on smoking in public places. In particular, it is planned to increase the distance from kindergartens and playgrounds, on which will be permitted. Prohibit smoking and the territory where the sporting or cultural events outdoors.
Device smoking rooms will be banned in restaurants, pubs and even in the Knesset.A special law, possibly within the framework of the transport legislation, would bansmoking in cars in the presence of children.
In addition, the Ministry will create a special call center to monitor compliance withtobacco control laws with an emphasis on the Arab sector, in which 40% of men smoke as opposed to 19% in the whole country. The cost of this central estimate in 5million shekels.
The new law will be strengthened and restrictions on tobacco advertising, both conventional and electronic cigarettes.
All these measures told today’s session of the Knesset Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of health Prof. Itamar Gruto.
Thus the Ministry responded to recent reportage 2 channel ITV, in which names ofMinister is accused of having links with the tobacco companies, and Itamar Gruto in furthering the interests of the traders of electronic cigarettes.
Minister of Licmanu put to blame the fact that 8 years of his stint as only two were adopted tobacco control Act is about advertising and about allowing smoking in the stadiums only in special designated areas.