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Jewish paper forgoes tobacco advertising

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1641
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Jerusalem

    An Orthodox Jewish weekly newspaper has become the first Israeli publication to voluntarily forgo tobacco advertisements after the spiritual mentor of the political party that owns the newspaper declared that smokers “deserve 40 lashes” and that those who manufacture and market cigarettes “sin and will suffer divine punishment.”

    The Jerusalem based weekly Yom Le' Yom (meaning “day to day”) …

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