Study: 3 in 5 Americans wouldn’t give up unhealthy habits to live 10 years longer

Cuban cigar and a glass of cognac brandy on wooden background_1556031865013

Would you give up smoking, drinking or eat fatty foods to live an extra 10 years?

A new survey says 3 out of 5 Americans would not.

The survey, commissioned by insurance company Vantis Life and conducted by research company Censuswide, found 58 percent of smokers, 57 percent of alcohol drinkers and 56 percent of those who eat fatty foods would not trade their habits for an extra decade of life.

“We conducted this survey to find out how aware Americans are of their habits and how much they affect things like their health and life expectancy,” says Alison Robb, a Senior Marketing Specialist with Vantis Life, in a statement. “We were surprised how unwilling people were to give up things they know are not healthy.”

When asked why they’d continue with their bad habits, 32 percent said they weren’t satisfied with the health warnings. Also, only 28 percent of participants admitted to wanting to know when they’ll die.

You can read the full study here.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Inauguration Day weather extremes of the past

Strong wind remains an issue all day

Road to Recovery


WDA Hockey

Class B Basketball

WDA Basketball

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 1/19

Minimum Wage

Minot Mask Mandate Extended

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

KX Convo: Byron Dorgan

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 1/19

Emergency Hearing

Cashless Bill

Legacy Money

Vision Zero

Bookmobile Award

Phase 1B Begins

COVID-19 Memorial Ceremony

More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News