Category: Cigarettes

U.S. Surgeon General Finds Loneliness Is As Deadly As ‘Smoking Up To 15 Cigarettes A Day’

United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is sounding the alarm on how social isolation can impact physical health. RELATED: New Study Explores How Black Women Experience Depression Differently Just How Harmful Can Loneliness Be? In an 81-page advisory titled Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation, Murthy argues, “The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a…

Gen Z is smoking and drinking less and that’s cost the UK government $17 billion, says Bloomberg

Some younger people are shunning alcohol or not drinking it at all. Getty Images Lower levels of smoking and drinking by Gen Z has affected the UK public finances, analysis suggests. Bloomberg estimates the UK missed out $11.4 billion in tobacco tax and $5.7 billion in alcohol tax since 2002. “Sin taxes” bring in revenue for governments, but alcohol and tobacco also cause health problems….