December 5, 2023

Kilkenny famine poor were heavy smokers, new study shows

SMOKING was rampant among the poorest adults who died in the Irish famine – and it caused serious tooth decay.

A new study carried out on the teeth of 363 impoverished Irish men and women who died in the Kilkenny Union Workhouse from 1847 and 1851 showed shockingly poor oral health among the famine victims. The remains of many of the workhouse famine victims showed both tooth loss, tooth decay but also tell-tale signs of pipe smoking marks.

The newly published research carried out by leading bioarchaeologist Dr. Jonny Geber discovered nearly eight out of ten of the remains showed evidence of tooth decay, with over half the adults missing teeth. Dr. Geber said: “Our study shows that it is not only diet that affects your oral health, but many other factors – and we argue that smoking was a major contributing factor in the Kilkenny population sample.”

Related Posts

  1. Obodubu Monday says:

    Hello every one my I want to use this medium to appreciate Dr obodubu monday a great spell caster for helping me retrieving back my relationship with my ex lover when he ended and turned back on me for quite a long time now (6 months ago) He performed a spell for me and within 48 hours after the spell had been cast I receive a text from my ex saying that he is sorry for the pains and tears that he had caused me and that he will not do such thing to me again in his life. I was surprised but later accepted him back again. Anyone that is in the same line of problem or different one that want to contact a spell caster should happily contact Dr obodubu monday now on this email or you can contact him through his whatsapp line +2349058774809

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *