Rate of Israeli Smokers Dropped 14% in 2012, Survey Shows

Health Ministry study finds 17.7% of the adult population in Israel smokes cigarettes, at 20.9 percent among Jewish men and 12 percent among Jewish women, and 41.4 percent among Arab men compared to 8.1 percent of Arab women.

The number of smokers in Israel is continuing to decline, according to a Health Ministry study published ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which will be marked...