Israel outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content.
Does the flavored vaping oil have to have to be certified kosher by a rabbi? Depends on if you consider the vapor to be food.
Because smoking is permitted on the holiday but lighting them isn’t, Jews would offer their lit cigarettes to Jewish passers-by.
Republicans and Democrats alike are in a panic after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to renew tough enforcement of federal marijuana laws, rescinding an Obama administration directive that effectively decriminalized marijuana in states that have legalized the drug.
The Israeli military will stop selling cigarettes on bases and will ban smoking inside its national headquarters.
Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has come under fire for opposing requirements to put warning images on cigarette packages, saying it’s “not aesthetic.”
JERUSALEM — Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi ruled that it is permitted to smoke cigarettes that are not certified as kosher for Passover during the holiday. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in a satellite television broadcast that cigarettes do not need to be certified as leaven-free for Passover, though some cigarettes manufactured in Israel or abroad…
The upcoming festival of Shavuot, which means “weeks,” marks the end of a seven-week period that begins during Passover, and the receiving of the Torah under a cloud of smoke at Mount Sinai.
Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Passover gets added to the mix.
Former U.S. surgeon general Jesse Steinfeld, who warned of the perils of second-hand smoke and was famously not asked to return for the Nixon administration’s second term after clashing with the tobacco industry, has died at 87, his daughter said on Wednesday.