Knesset Committee Approves Stiff Smoking Fine in Stadiums

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smokeThe Knesset Health Committee headed by MK (Likud) Chaim Katz voted to increase the fine for smoking in a sports stadium. This bill passed its second and third readings.

Anyone smoking in a prohibited area, which is basically the stadium other than designated smoking areas, will face a 14,400 shekel fine. The stadium owner will be liable for a 75,300 shekel fine. The local municipality in which the stadium is found will be responsible for enforcing the law.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)




4 COMMENTS

  1. Why do you put that picture on this article??? The anti-charedi propaganda got to Yeshiva world??
    PLEASE PUT A DIFFERENT PICTURE!!!!

  2. this is against halacha
    קם ליה בדרבה מיניה
    he’s chayav skila for the chilul shabbos, and at the same time you stick him up for a fine? he’s potur m’tashlumin
    unless you hold הבערה ללאו יצאת