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What is the worst bad habit in the UK

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3 May 2012

Farting? Swearing? Biting your nails? What bad habit comes top of the list in the UK

The survey questioned more than 1,000 members of the public ahead of National Smile Month as a campaign to improve the UK’s oral health in 2012.

Here are the results:
35% of people felt that spitting was the worst habit while three in four people had it in their top three.
Using somebody else’s toothbrush and not telling them was branded the most disgusting habit by 25% of people), with nose picking in third.

Close runners-up were: farting, swearing, burping, biting your nails and thumb sucking which grievances completed the list.

In addition to using somebody else’s toothbrush and not telling them being the second biggest pet
National Smile Month, which runs from 20 May to 20 June, is being supported by a record number of sponsors including Listerine, Wrigley and Oral-B, and encourages everyone to follow three basic rules for great oral health throughout life:

• Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste;
• Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks;
• Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

To find out more visit www.smilemonth.org


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