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Being single NOT worse for you than smoking

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

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Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.

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> From BBC News