Number of Israelis who smoke at record low
The number of Israelis aged 21 and older who admitted to smoking declined by 2.7 percent from 2010. They sent 426 million packs of cigarettes up in smoke.
The self-reported cigarette-smoking rate for Israelis aged over 21 reached a record low in 2011-2012, to just 20.6 percent. But overall cigarette consumption rose 0.1 percent from the previous year. The figures are from a Health Ministry report, issued for World No Tobacco Day, May 31, and submitted by Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.