Government Increases Purchase Tax on Smoking Products to Promote Healthier Habits and Reduce Smoking Rates in Israel

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In an effort to discourage smoking and promote healthier habits, the finance minister has signed a decree to increase the purchase tax on smoking products. This decision, which was emphasized during a controversial discussion in the Knesset on a non-smoking day, resulted in a rise in prices for items such as cigarettes, electronic cigarette filler, and rolling tobacco. The move aimed to address the impact of smoking on individuals and society as a whole and prioritize health and well-being.

The increase in purchase tax also affected unprocessed tobacco, vaping tobacco, and tobacco heating devices, signaling a broader effort to discourage smoking in the country. By implementing these measures, the government hopes to promote healthier habits and create a more supportive environment for all members of the community.

During the discussion on non-smoking day, it was noted that a person’s illness can impact not only themselves but also their environment, family, and friends. This social and educational message behind the bill highlighted the importance of prevention.

Overall, this decision reflects the government’s commitment to reducing smoking rates in Israel by making it more expensive for people to buy these products. It is an important step towards promoting healthier lifestyles and creating a safer environment for everyone.

In an effort to discourage smoking and promote healthier habits, the finance minister has signed a decree to increase the purchase tax on smoking products. This decision, which was emphasized during a controversial discussion in the Knesset on a non-smoking day, resulted in a rise in prices for items such as cigarettes, electronic cigarette filler,…

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