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20th July 2022 - Asia, Israel |

Israel: Health minister Nitzan Horowitz is considering further restricting the marketing of disposable e-cigarettes and raising the excise duty on them, due to their growing popularity among young people, press reports. He is reportedly considering requiring disturbing and impactful images on packaging to discourage purchase.

17th June 2022 - Asia, Israel |
Israel: The Ministry of Finance has signed a new order imposing a tax on e-liquids. This comes right after the order introduced in November 2021 establishing a tax for e-liquids and disposable e-cigarettes expired without being approved by the Knesset (Israeli unicameral legislature). The new order establishes a tax on e-liquids of 182% of the common wholesale price, plus ILS5.51 ($1.49) per ml, though the total tax amount must not exceed ILS10.56 ($3.05) per ml. The previous tax on e-liquids amounted to 243% of the common wholesale price, plus ILS7.34 ($2.12), as long as the total amount did not exceed ILS14.08 ($4.07). Disposable e-cigarettes will be subject to the same tax they were previously subject to – 270% of the common wholesale price, plus ILS8.16 ($2.36) per ml, as long as the total amount does not exceed ILS15.64 ($4.52). The order, which has already entered into force, will have to be approved by the Knesset.
15th June 2022 - Asia, Israel |

Israel: An order introduced in November 2021, establishing a tax on e-liquids, has expired without being approved by the Knesset (parliament), meaning no such tax will be imposed, press reports. The full Knesset yesterday rejected the Finance Committee’s proposal to reduce the proposed excise duty by 10% to 243% of the common wholesale price.

2nd June 2022 - Asia, Israel |
Israel: The Knesset (parliament) has given the final approval to the Bill on Restriction on Advertising and Marketing of Tobacco and Smoking Products. This new regulation will progressively restrict the only permitted forms of advertising e-cigarettes: written advertisements. In the first stage, over the next three years, print media adverts will have to carry a bigger health warning, doubling the size of the ad itself. Once this three-year period comes to an end, the maximum advert size will be reduced by 25% each year over the following four years. Once the four-year period is over (which would be seven years from now), printed advertisements for those products will be completely banned.
2nd June 2022 - Asia, Israel |
Israel: The deadline for submitting the advertising expenses report and the ingredients report to the general manager of the Ministry of Health has expired. By 1st June every year, manufacturers and importers of tobacco products are required to send a report listing all expenses for allowed forms of advertising incurred in the previous year. Also, they must send a separate report listing the ingredients in the product and their quantities and purposes.
2nd June 2022 - Asia, Israel |
Israel: The Finance Committee of the Knesset (parliament) has approved a reduction in the excise duty on e-liquids. The new order establishes that e-liquids will be subject to a purchase tax of 243% of the usual wholesale price plus ILS7.34 ($2.20) per ml, which in any case will not be less than ILS14.08 ($4.20) per ml. With the previous order, e-liquids were subject to an excise duty amounting to 270% of the wholesale price plus ILS8.16 ($2.45) per ml. There will be no changes for disposable e-cigarettes.