Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 23.7 % in 2010 in Israel, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 16.7 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in Israel reached an all time high of 27.0 % in 2003 and an all time low of 20.3 % in 2009.
Israel has been ranked 7th within the group of 22 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
This is the percentage of the total population (or population group) who smoke at least one cigarette a day.