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Health Ministry criticized for allowing smoking at airport terminal

The Israel Airports Authority was denounced on Wednesday by public health groups for reinstating “smoking rooms” at Ben-Gurion Airport after they were barred three years ago and the Health Ministry for “doing nothing except for issuing statements” against it. 

The authority claimed on Channel 12 News that because smokers lit up secretly and illegally in restrooms before their flights, they had to set up smoking rooms in Terminal 3. 

A successful class-action suit by Amos Hausner, the chairman of the Israel Council for the Prevention of Smoking, and lawyer Omer Feintoch forced the closing of the smoking areas three years ago, but now the Airports Authority has ignored it. 

“We were astounded by the news and are considering the appropriate legal action,” Hausner told The Jerusalem Post.

The Airports Authority could have continued to bar the smoking rooms and installed sensors and smoke alarms in all the restrooms to catch violators and fine them. Nearly all US airports and many of the world’s busiest airports are completely smoke-free.  

Passengers in the Duty Free at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv on February 1, 2023. (credit: ARIE LEIB ABRAMS/FLASH 90)

Health groups warn against smoking

The Israel Association of Public Health Physicians, the Medical Society for Smoking Prevention and Cessation, and the Israel Medical Association protested, saying that “Smoking rooms kill. Their return is an unfortunate decision that reflects the retreat in the fight against the toxic harm of smoking, which stems from a lack of political commitment to public health.”

They added that the Health Ministry’s and other ministries’ “Failure to protect the public from the tobacco industry and its damage is costing lives. Of the 8,000 Israelis who die in an average year from tobacco, about 800 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. It has been proven

Feminine style designer alleges Sam Brinton wore her apparel that disappeared from airport in 2018

A feminine Tanzanian trend designer dependent in Houston alleged Wednesday that clothing worn by previous Department of Power (DOE) formal Sam Brinton experienced been contained in her luggage that she reported lacking in Washington, D.C., in 2018.

Asya Khamsin, who has created and hand-built her very own clothing line for yrs, stated she recently observed a report that Brinton experienced been billed with stealing several parts of luggage throughout the country and seen that the previous formal appeared to be donning her apparel in various pictures. Khamsin reported she had packed the same clothing in a bag that vanished on March 9, 2018, at Ronald Reagan Washington Countrywide Airport.

“I observed the images. Those had been my custom made layouts, which were misplaced in that bag in 2018,” she informed Fox Information Electronic in an interview. “He wore my dresses, which was stolen.”

Khamsin included that she had flown to Washington, D.C., to go to an occasion where she was invited to put her clothes on show. Nonetheless, the disappearance of her bag prevented her from participating.

SAM BRINTON, NON-BINARY BIDEN Formal, STOLE Jewellery Worth $1,700 IN 2nd Baggage THEFT: Law enforcement

Sam Brinton, a non-binary former Biden administration official, speaks in New York City on June 11, 2018, wearing clothes that Tanzanian fashion designer Asya Khamsin alleges are hers. Brinton has not been charged with any crime related to Khamsin's complaint.

Sam Brinton, a non-binary former Biden administration official, speaks in New York Town on June 11, 2018, wearing garments that Tanzanian manner designer Asya Khamsin alleges are hers. Brinton has not been billed with any criminal offense relevant to Khamsin’s criticism. (The Trevor Job / YouTube/Screenshot)

Shortly soon after the clear theft of her bag, she and her husband filed a law enforcement report with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Section, but the circumstance was by no means solved. They also submitted a assert with Delta Air Lines, which is the airline that she applied to vacation from Houston to Washington, D.C.

In communications amongst Khamsin and

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