Smoking is life's biggest regret for Brits

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It's No Smoking Day this week, so isn't it time to beat one of your regrets?

Smoking: Fact or fiction?
The average Brit has seven major regrets in life, and starting smoking is number one.

A new study has revealed that taking up smoking was the most common regret, with 88% of smokers wishing they'd never started.

Smoking won out over not saving enough money, being overweight, not being brave or wishing they'd seen more of the world.

The research carried out by E-Lites also found that a third of people regret choosing to be in a relationship with a smoker.

Of those that wish they could turn the clock back, the detrimental health effects, and the amount of cash it costs to fund the habit are the biggest factors.

However, it is not too late! This Wednesday March 13, it's No Smoking Day, so make a stand against your regret list and quit. To find out more about No Smoking Day and quitting, visit nosmokingday.org.uk

The top 20 biggest regrets:

1. Taking up smoking
2. Not saving more money
3. Allowing myself to become overweight/fat
4. Not getting better exam results/grades
5. Not keeping in touch with people
6. Not concentrating hard enough at school
7. Getting into debt
8. Choosing the wrong career path
9. Not quitting smoking at an earlier age
10. Not being brave enough
11. Not socialising with friends enough
12. Not making the most of an opportunity
13. Not going travelling
14. Not going to college or university
15. Drinking too much at a young age
16. Not learning a language
17. Losing your virginity to the wrong person
18. Not having more relationships
19. Not spending enough time with my family
20. Being too sensible

What's your biggest regret? Leave a comment below...

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