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Finance Minister Approves Bill to Increase Taxes on Smoking Products in Israel

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
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As a result of a contentious debate held during a non-smoking day in the Knesset, the finance minister approved a decree proposed by Bezalel Smotrich to increase the purchase tax on various smoking products. The bill to increase taxes on smoking products was aimed at improving public health and reducing the prevalence of smoking in the population.

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 aimed to make these harmful products less accessible and affordable, ultimately reducing the prevalence of smoking in the population. It is important to prioritize public health and take proactive steps to address the negative impact of smoking on individuals and society as a whole. By implementing these measures, we hope to send a strong social and educational message about the risks of smoking not only to the individual but also to their environment, family, and friends.

By Samantha Jones

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