The 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)