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Danes are the heaviest smokers and drinkers in the Nordics — and it shows in their life expectancy

The semi-continental Danish lifestyle is the least healthy in the Nordics. And this shows in the country’s life expectancy.

This concludes the recently published report “Intoxicants in Norway 2016“, which surveyed Nordic health habits with a focus on drinking and smoking. The study was conducted by reasearchers from all the Nordic countries.

One in five Danish adults (21%) are regular smokers, and the average Dane drinks alcohol 2.5 times per week.

Danish women have the shortest life expectancy (82.5) in the Nordics, and in Western Europe as a whole (WHO, 2015).

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