Israel

Israel - country profile

Cigarettes in Israel

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Israel show a decrease from 2000 (32%) to 2015 (25%), with a projection to decrease further to 22% by 2025. Women’s smoking prevalence has been declining year by year, from 24% in 2000 to 15% in 2015, and is projected to be around 11.5% by 2025. For men, smoking prevalence has also been decreasing, but more slowly, with 40% being current smokers in 2000, 35% in 2015 and a projection of around 33% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Israel

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. However, an order bans the importation and sale of JUUL e-cigarettes containing >20mg/mL of nicotine.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
1
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
2
1
Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
2
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
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A
Israel | Global Tobacco Control. https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/e-cigarette/israel.

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Yes
A
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
A
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Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
A
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
A
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Legal to sell device:
Yes
A
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
A
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
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A
Israel | Global Tobacco Control. https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/e-cigarette/israel.

Regulations and restrictions

Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
A
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Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
18 years
A
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Restrictions on nicotine content:
Yes
A
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Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes
A
A
Israel | Global Tobacco Control. https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/e-cigarette/israel.

Snus in Israel

There are no comments specific to snus in Israel in the database.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
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Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)

Availability

Legal to import product for trade:
Yes
Legal to import product for personal use:
No
Legal to buy product online:
Yes
Legal to use product:
Yes

Regulations and restrictions

Child and tamperproof containers required:
No
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Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
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Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
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Restrictions on flavour range:
No
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Restrictions on nicotine content:
No
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Tax

General taxation rates:
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Heated Tobacco Products in Israel

Heated tobacco products are regulated in line with tobacco products. The Finance Committee voted to enact and implement a new tax order in 2018 for heated tobacco products, thereby taxing heated tobacco sticks (HEETS) at the same level as cigarettes.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
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Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
1
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
1
A
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A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system
1
IQOS

Availability

Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
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Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
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Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Products are marketed:
Yes
1
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Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system
1
IQOS

Regulations and restrictions

Child and tamperproof containers required:
No
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Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
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Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
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Restrictions on flavour range:
No
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Restrictions on nicotine content:
No
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Tax

Taxed as a tobacco product - similar or lower rate:
similar
General taxation rates:
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Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Israel

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Israel in the database.

Product promotion

Market size:
5.10 million €
A
Market size per smoker:
A
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
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Products are marketed:
Yes
A
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Place available:
Pharmacy
A
A
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).