Mythbuster: Why sitting is not the new smoking

Comparing the two trivialises the very real risks of smoking, say researchers

Sitting is not the new smoking, despite what you may have read in many high-profile and respected news outlets and journals, say global researchers.

Headlines comparing the two, some even suggesting that sitting is the more dangerous habit, started appearing a decade ago and increased by an estimated 12-fold between 2010 and 2016.