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Tough laws can’t snuff Israel’s smoking habit

An Israeli soldier holds a national flag as he smokes a cigarette near the Israel-Gaza border, Jan. 18, 2009. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) — On June 11, the Knesset’s official no smoking day, the Likud party’s Yehudah Glick announced that he was embarking on a hunger strike until the body passed a tax on loose tobacco equal to the tax on cigarettes. Glick’s dramatic gesture was a sign of a seldom-discussed crisis… Read more »