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Divorce and Smoking – Jan 14,2012

On this show we look at a new study entitled “Divorce and Death” which has shown that broken marriages can kill at the same rate as smoking cigarettes. The risk of dying is 23 percent higher among divorcées than married people. Study authors David Sbarra and Paul Nietert are careful to note that the associations between divorce and death “cannot be deemed causal.” Its not as if you… file your divorce papers and “Death Angel” gets an email to move you up on his calendar. Rather, the research indicates that “there is something uniquely difficult about remaining separated or divorced that accelerates time of death.”

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