Men die sooner than women due to smoking, study suggests

Tobacco-related illness accounts for 60 per cent of gender health gap

According to World Health Organization figures on death rates, tobacco-related illness makes up about 60 per cent of the gender health gap in most countries, the BBC reports. After smoking, alcohol makes up about 20 per cent of the difference, according to the journal Tobacco Control. While some experts have suggested women live longer because of biology, or since they’re more likely to visit doctors than men, this suggests smoking is actually the main factor. Across 30 European countries, deaths from all causes were higher for en than for women, it said.

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