worse than smoking

What's Worse Than Smoking? Mental Illness.

From the BBC ...

Serious mental illness can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking, Oxford University scientists have said.

They say the illnesses can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years - a loss equivalent or worse to smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

The scientists from the Department of Psychiatry said the figures "should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority".

Dr Seena Fazel from Oxford University said: "Smoking is recognised as a huge public health problem.

He added the loss of years among heavy smokers is eight to 10 years.

Stu Pitt says:

Mental illness is more harmful to your health than smoking.

Smoking is banned in public.

If mental illness is more harmful than smoking, shouldn't the government also ban being mentally ill in public?

The above entry marks the 100th post of Stu Pitt's blog.