Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Did you read in Streats that...

... a UK study has found that remaining single after 30 is as bad as smoking?

The statistics highlighted in the Streats version is nowhere as comprehensive as the BBC version, especially when the following paragraphs are conveniently omitted from the story:


"However, while over a seven year period, the risks of smoking compared to single life might be roughly comparable, the lifetime risk to smokers is much higher.
A long-term smoker is thought to have a one in two chance of dying prematurely.
Whether the lifetime risk of being single even begins to approach this figure is highly dubious."


My god! The SPH people are really shameless when it comes to putting the spin on pro-family issues.

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