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Hong Kong has the world’s highest life expectancy, here’s why

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With more than seven million people crammed into a tiny land mass, Hong Kong is known as one of the most densely populated places in the world. But according to a number of sources including the United Nations and the World Bank, Hongkongers can expect to live longer than people in any other place on Earth. A number of factors contribute to this, ranging from the economy and social welfare, to tough government measures to curb smoking.

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