Israeli smoking ban succeeds in 80% of adults at work

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1487

A new law banning smoking in Israel's 80000 workplaces has been hailed as a success, with 80% compliance. An independent survey conducted for the health ministry and the Israel Society for the Prevention of Smoking found that the smoking rate among adults had dropped by 4% to 26% since the ban was introduced.

The law, which bans smoking in any of Israel's 60000 workplaces …

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