Jessica Miller | May 31, 2012
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.