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By Timandra Harkness  

Not what you expect: 20 per cent of adults continue to smoke despite its impact on life expectancy

In last Sunday’s Observer Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, attacks our unhealthy, irresponsible lifestyles. “The truth is that too many of us neglect our health, and this is leading to increasing levels of illness and early death,” he writes, clearly unaware of the recent announcement that death…

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