How to dispose of a cheap electronic cigarette
Electronic cigarettes are a major problem for some Israeli citizens.
Many of them are smuggled across the border into the West Bank.
There, they are marketed to teenagers and young adults who can’t afford expensive batteries and cartridges.
I have to keep them out of my home, said Shaul Harel, a 22-year-old from the Gush Etzion settlement.
In the past few years, there has been a lot of attention on electronic cigarettes.
In March, a high court in Israel’s capital overturned the conviction of a former employee of the Israeli Defense Forces for selling electronic cigarettes, saying he should have been fined rather than jailed.
Electronic cigarettes are small plastic or plastic-wrapped cartridges containing nicotine liquid that are available at pharmacies and online.
They are sold at $6 to $8 a pack, and are available in different flavors.
Many smokers prefer the cheaper brands, such as Camel or Freedom.
According to a 2016 report by Israel’s health ministry, there are around 1.4 million Israeli adults over the age of 18 who smoke electronic cigarettes in their daily lives.
Many smoke the electronic cigarettes themselves and inhale vapor, which contains less than 1 percent of nicotine, but it is addictive.
Israel has a long history of smoking.
In the 1950s, the country was a tobacco-free zone, until Israel banned smoking in public.
The United States, the European Union and Japan have also banned electronic cigarettes but Israel remains the only country in the world to ban them outright.
Harel, who was on a trip to the West Wall for a job interview, was not smoking, but was trying to reduce the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke.
He had to keep his electronic cigarette at home.
He had also recently moved to the Goyimim settlement in the northern West Bank, which is part of the Erez crossing.
“The first day I went there, I got a lot more smoke than I would have expected, and it is very bad,” Harel said.
“I got sick, but I don’t regret it.”
He is one of the thousands of Israeli teenagers who have recently become addicted to electronic cigarettes and are trying to quit smoking altogether.
But they are not alone.
The number of e-cigarette users in Israel has soared in recent years.
About 200,000 Israelis use e-cigarettes every month, according to the World Health Organization, and almost 30 percent of Israeli adults are currently using the devices.
The government has made it a criminal offense to sell e-liquids in Israel, a move that can lead to up to 15 years in prison.
There are many reasons why Israeli teens are choosing to use electronic cigarettes: They can save money on cigarettes, avoid the health risks of smoking, and they are less likely to have to buy expensive cartridges and batteries.
Since the government banned e-cigs in 2011, more than 1,000 people have been arrested in Israel for selling them, and more than 300 have died.
Many of those arrested have been charged with selling a dangerous drug, such a synthetic opioid called fentanyl, or with smuggling a dangerous device.
The use of electronic cigarettes is not a new phenomenon.
It is also not uncommon in the Middle East.
Israeli teenagers have been using them for years, as do their Israeli peers in the United States and Europe.
In Israel, the number of people using e-liquid cigarettes in public tripled between 2015 and 2020, according a 2016 survey conducted by the Israeli National Council for Science and Technology (INCE) and the Israel Science and Engineering Organization.
E-cigarette sales are increasing in Israel and elsewhere in the region, according the Israeli Association for Science Education.
But the popularity of electronic-cigarette use has also skyrocketed in the past year.
During the first three months of 2017, e-cig sales rose by 17 percent in Israel compared to the same period last year, according in the Israeli tobacco industry, which has been fighting the ban.
In Israel’s most populous city, Tel Aviv, the sales of e -cigarettes jumped 50 percent from the same time last year to the end of June, according TOFRA, the Israeli trade association.
However, the trend is still far from over.
The E-cigarettes and tobacco industry has been trying to curb the sales.
In September, the government said it would ban the sale of e cigarettes and electronic cigarettes by 2018.
But the new regulations are expected to be put to a vote next month, and there are fears that some e-colas and electronic smokes will be allowed to continue to be sold.