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Is giving up smoking as difficult as divorce?

25 Feb 15:11 by PCadmin
Tags: smoking
Categories: Separating

A recent survey by ecigarettedirect.co.uk suggests that giving up smoking is more stressful than getting a divorce.

The brand asked 1,000 participants to rank the most stressful tasks they could think of. Stopping smoking was the most difficult on the list – over half (56%) said that is was the most stressful thing they’ve done.

Getting divorced on the other hand was listed as the seventh most stressful task with 29% of people saying this was the most mentally and emotionally taxing.

Also making the list was moving house (47%), being in debt (37%), learning to drive (18%) and starting a new job (17%).

Of course, the results of this survey can be read in many different ways. For example, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of people taking part in a survey by an e-cigarette brand have found difficulty in giving up the habit in the past. Also, the number of people taking part who have experienced divorce could be fairly low.

Do you think it’s fair to compare giving up smoking and getting a divorce? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • User-anonymous bill Flag

    I think that if you haven't been through a divorce you might well think giving up smoking is more stressful. Ask anyone who's been through the pain of separation and I bet they have a different view!!

    Thu 16, Apr 2015 at 8:27pm

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