Israel - Complete ban on tobacco vending machines

Effective 1 January 2014, tobacco vending machines will be illegal in Israel. This amendment of the 2001 tobacco control legislation was approved by the Israeli Parliament on 4 August 2011, and strengthened the country's current rules regarding the placement of tobacco vending machines. Until the ban comes into effect, the Ministry of Health was permitted to develop a regulation that prohibits the placement of tobacco vending machines within 1000 meters from education institutions.

More information can be obtained from: Haim Geva-Haspil, National Tobacco Control Coordinator, Ministry of Health (