The Ministry of health agreed to increase the minimum age at which permitted the purchase of cigarettes, said the news service channel «Reshet and Keshet».
According to published information, in the near future will be amended, in accordance with which the sale of tobacco products is prohibited to persons under the age of 20.
In an environment of the Deputy of health of Jacob of Licman declare that they intend to hold these amentia for the next two months.
Changes initiated by Knesset member Yehuda Picom («Likud»), He insisted that the sale of tobacco products was prohibited to persons under the age of 21. But in the end a compromise was reached between him and Litzman, under which the minimum age that must be achieved to be eligible to buy cigarettes will be 20 years.
It is noted that against these changes is an extremely powerful lobbies defending the interests of companies producing tobacco products.