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Table 4 Comparisons of recommendations by healthy Israel 2020, the Public Committee for Reducing Harm Due to Smoking, and current Israeli law on 8 items (as of March 2013)

From: Do health policy advisors know what the public wants? An empirical comparison of how health policy advisors assess public preferences regarding smoke-free air, and what the public actually prefers

Regulation Healthy Israel 2020 Public Committee Current Israeli law
100% Smoke-Free Bars and Pubs Yes (not specifically mentioned, but subsumed under recommendation for 100% smoke-free workplaces) Partial. To existing law, added 75% of outdoor areas of bars and pubs Partial restrictions 75% of outdoor areas of bars and pubs smoke-free (direct result of Public Committee recommendation)
Entrances to healthcare facilities No Yes Restricted (direct result of Public Committee recommendation)
Train platforms Yes Yes Restricted (direct result of Public Committee recommendation)
Cars carrying children Yes No No restrictions
Open areas of college campuses No No No restrictions
Outdoor open areas such as parks, beaches, and swimming pools Yes Swimming pools No smoking in swimming pools (direct result of Public Committee)
Common areas of multi-dweller apartment buildings No No No restrictions
Smoke-free schools (no staff smoking rooms) Yes (not specifically mentioned, but subsumed under recommendation for 100% smoke-free workplaces) No No