Time (cigarette)

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Time
Time American Blend (Full Flavour).jpg
An old Israeli pack of Time cigarettes.
Product type Cigarette
Owner Dubek
Produced by Dubek
Country Israel
Introduced1965;57 years ago (1965)
MarketsSee Markets

Time (Hebrew : טיים) is an Israeli brand of cigarettes, currently owned and manufactured by Dubek.

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History

The Time brand, first launched in 1965, is the most popular cigarette brand in Israel. It is an American blend cigarette, available in two lengths: 80 mm and 100 mm. [1]

In March 2013, it was reported that Dubek contacted Ben Ezra, the Kosher supervisor, to approve their brands (which are Noblesse, Time and Golf) as Kosher for Passover. During the holiday, Jewish law forbids Chametz – anything consisting of grains that may have come in contact with water, starting the process of fermentation. Some Jews, including many who are not religiously observant the rest of the year, spend weeks before Passover cleaning their homes and belongings to rid them of any morsel of food considered to be Chametz. [2] [3] [4]

In January 2015, as taxes on cigarettes were increased in Israel, Time cigarettes were sold significantly less as consumers chose to buy cheaper brands. [5]

Marketing

Some adverts were made to promote Time cigarettes in Egypt. [6]

A Time sponsored clock was also created. [7]

Markets

Time is mainly sold in Israel, but also was or still is sold in Luxembourg, Finland, France, Switzerland, Hungary, India and Argentina. [8] [9] [10]

Products

An Israeli pack of Time Blue cigarettes with a text warning Time cigarette pack.jpg
An Israeli pack of Time Blue cigarettes with a text warning

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References

  1. "Time - Dubek (English)".
  2. Jerusalem, Associated Press in (25 March 2013). "Kosher cigarettes approved for Passover". the Guardian.
  3. "Rabbis fired up over kosher cigarettes for Passover". The Times of Israel .
  4. "Certain brands of Israeli cigarettes now rabbi-approved, get kosher blessing just in time for Passover holiday". New York Daily News .
  5. "Israelis spent 5% more on cigarettes in 2014 - Globes English". Globes. 14 January 2015.
  6. "Events Plus Egypt - Time Cigarette Packing Design". eventsplusegypt.com.
  7. "Relógio Propaganda Antiga Gigante Israel dubek "Time" Cigarro Caixa Tabaco Hebraico - eBay". eBay.
  8. "BrandTime - Cigarettes Pedia". www.cigarettespedia.com.
  9. "Time". www.zigsam.at.
  10. "Brands". www.cigarety.by.