This story has come around again that being single is worse for you than smoking – this time in The Independent. I pointed out this story a couple of weeks ago in my blog. It is highly likely that this is complete rubbish. In fact here is the last line from the BBC News article: “A long-term smoker is thought to have a one in two chance of dying prematurely. Whether the lifetime risk of being single even begins to approach this figure is highly dubious.” Quite.
> From The Independent
> From BBC NewsPublished: 31 August 2004