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These 5 Things Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking

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These 5 Things Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking

These 5 Things Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking

These 5 Things Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking Despite the efforts of people ditching smoking and getting healthier, other bad habits are taking its place.

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Loneliness According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, loneliness has the equivalent of 15 cigarettes a day in reducing life span.

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Sitting A 2014 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that sitting all day increases the risk of many different cancers.

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Sleep loss In 2015, Professor Valery Gafarov, of the World Health Organisation, found that lack of sleep can raise the risk of stroke and heart attack.

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Tanning A 2014 study published in JAMA found that tanning bed use leads to higher risk of skin cancer than smoking leads to lung cancer.

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Poor diet The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition published a 2016 study that concluded: Deaths due to poor diet exceeded deaths of alcohol, drugs, unprotected sex and tobacco combined.

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