More Dangerous Than Cigarettes

Sleeping Pills are Very Dangerous:

Do you know how dangerous prescription sleeping pills are? I didn’t, and I do sleep research.

Sleeping pills are astonishingly dangerous for something that is treated as more or less safe. In some cases, they are associated with a five-fold increase in death rate after only a few years of use. Cigarette smoking is associated with only a two- or three-fold increase in death rate after long use. And doctors don’t prescribe cigarettes. Is there anything else treated as safe that is associated with such a large increase in death rate? I can’t think of anything.

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