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Are Hot Dogs as Bad as Cigarettes?:

Are Hot Dogs as Bad as Cigarettes?:

By Michael d’Estries, Mother Nature Network We all know the damage that cigarettes can cause to our health, but should hot dogs be given the same cold shoulder? According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine , a nonprofit that advocates for a plant-based diet and preventative medicine, that answer is yes — and this is but one of many processed foods that are slowly killing us. The group released a billboard near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featuring several hot dogs in a cigarette box with a skull and crossbones on the front. It reads: “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health,” and is meant to make race fans think twice about eating the popular food. An estimated 62 percent of Americans eat some form of processed pork, with the average person eating 32 pounds a year! “A hot dog a day could send you to an early grave,” says PCRM nutrition education direc...

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