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Why I’m starting smoking (with friends)…

February 26, 2023  

By Charlie Hutton

February 26, 2023

Last week I was listening to a podcast on living long. 

Straight away I was hooked, I’m bang into this all that stuff. 

…Bio-hacking, cold therapy, you name it and at the very least I’m interested, with a high chance of spunking cash. 

Anyway, the outcome of a recent study was shocking. 

It was about the three things that had the biggest impact on living a long time 

In third place – genetics.

Not that surprising. 

Plus there’s not a lot you can do about the hand you’ve been dealt. 

Onto second place…


This one covered what you eat, drink, sleep, stress, exercise, and all that. 

Now, I thought for sure this would be in the top spot. 

(Hence all the bio-hacking.)

Turns out I was dead wrong. 

Because numero uno impact on living a long life? 

Social, aka how many friends you have. 

Apparently, loneliness has the same impact on your health as 15 cigarettes a day. 

Wanna live long and prosper? 

Be a smoker with friends. 

The extra rough part? 

1 in 7 men surveyed said they have no true friends. 

Something that stems from good old social media. 

Which, despite the name, is anything but social. 

In fact, it can be downright isolating as you doom scroll, compare likes, and filter through the BS. 

And when you’re at the helm of a business?

Isolation is a dangerous game. 

So, after having my mind blown will I pick up some smokes on the walk home? 


Or bin off the bio-hacking? 

Also unlikely. 

B-U-T I am going out with my mate Oli for a burger tomorrow night. 

It might just help us both live long and prosper. 

Make More. Provide More. Be More.

Charlie Hutton

P.S. For everyone emailing and asking for closure on last week’s question…

‘Can you take a bunch of international foodies to Greggs?’ 


We went to some fancy place and everyone in there belonged in Wolf Of Wall Street. 

Greggs was my preferred choice. 


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