For years researchers have tried to find out why France apparently dedicated to smoking, drinking, and bad eating habits have remained healthy. However, in recent findings, it has been revealed that the general opinion of France as a healthy country is quickly becoming out-of-date. The current study showed that French male populace has the highest level of cancer-related death of any nation in Europe. Researchers determined that the rising death rate was directly caused by unhealthy lifestyles.
According to information collected from 1999, the latest year for which figures are available, the French population has a far higher number of deaths from throat, lip, lung and liver cancers than bordering countries. With lung cancer contributing mainly to the death rate it gives a clear indication that the primary cause of cancer is excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco. While fewer women are dying from cancer in France, the study cautioned that this number is set to increase in the coming years unless the government takes action to control rising numbers of female smokers.