The lot of Israelis aged 21 and even older confessed that smoking dropped by 2.7 per cent from 2010. They sent 426 million packages of cigs up in smoke. The self-reported cigarettes smoking rate for Israelis aged over 21 attained an evidence low in 2011-2012, to just 20.6 per cent. But in general tobacco consumption increased by 0.1 per cent from the previous year. The figures are from a Health Ministry study, issued for World No Tobacco Day, May 31, and submitted by Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. According to the recent study, which was based on a poll of 3,964 Israelis, the smokers rate for adults aged 21 and above was 27.1 per cent for men and 14.4 per cent for adult women. Fewer Jews reported smoking than Arabs, at 19.7 per cent and 25.2 per cent.
Both groups reported smoking in small numbers.
Among the adult women, Israelis are near the bottom of the smokers list. Chile women 26 per cent, while the women of South Korea just 7 per cent declared that they smoke, are at the bottom of the list, in vigorous contrast to men.
The research found that many teenagers start smoking in the army, with 29.8 per cent of males and 24.2 per cent of female soldiers told they usually smoke every day. These rates ascend after discharge, to 37 per cent and 30 per cent.