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IDF is Going Up in Smoke

The Ministry of Health and the Cancer Society which have launched a nationwide drive against smoking find the greatest obstacle is the army.

A Health Ministry survey of smoking habits showed that while 50 percent of new recruits are non-smokers when they join the service, over 70 percent are confirmed smokers by the time they leave. The survey also showed that one in 10 youngsters under the age of 14 smokes and the ratio increases with age.