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

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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.

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