Avrahami v. Haifa Municipal Theatre

Members of a theater audience sued the theatre company for violation of the smoke free law during a play in which an actor was smoking a cigarette. The District Court denied the certification of the lawsuit as a class action, stating that in balancing the right to artistic freedom with the smoke free law, one cigarette in a play should be allowed. The Supreme Court held that the accurate interpretation of the smoke free law prohibits any smoking on stage, but did not overturn the decision.


Avrahami v. Haifa Municipal Theatre, CA 8896/10, Israel Supreme Court (2012)

  • Israel
  • Dec 3, 2012
  • Israel Supreme Court, Sitting as Court of Civil Appeals


Plaintiff Einav Avrahami


  • City of Haifa
  • Haifa Municipal Theatre

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