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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.