Israel

               

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 country report on Israel by the World Health Organization there are currently no bans or regulations on e-cigarettes.

As vaping is uncommon in Israel, it is likely that exhaled vapor will often be confused with cigarette smoking and will garner a negative response if used where cigarettes are prohibited.

We suggest that you at least abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)

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All Laws & Regulations

Israel became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 22, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in a few specified indoor public places and indoor workplaces, including hospitals, childcare facilities and preschools, and primary and secondary schools.  The law permits designated smoking rooms in other indoor public places and indoor workplaces, such as malls, restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Smoking is also prohibited in specified forms of public transport, including trains, buses, and taxis.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted

Government facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free

Universities/vocational facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Shops

Smoking is Restricted

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

Uncertain

Restaurants

Smoking is Restricted

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

Smoking is Restricted

Casinos

Smoking is Restricted

Hotels/lodging – public areas

Smoking is Not Restricted

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Smoking is Not Restricted

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

Uncertain

Commercial watercraft

Smoking is Not Restricted

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Elevators for carrying people

100% Smoke Free

Private cars during driving lessons

100% Smoke Free

Public bomb shelters, public shelters

100% Smoke Free

Synagogues, churches, Muslim prayer halls, and mosques

100% Smoke Free

Private offices

Smoking is Restricted

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/israel/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/isr.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/israel/

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