So for everyone running around with their arms in the air freaking out about bacon being bad for you, first of all, um...DUH. It's SALTED MEAT. But guess what, a slice or two of bacon with your Sunday brunch isn't going to make you suddenly start sprouting cancerous tumours all over your body.
Second, the claim that bacon is as bad for you as cigarettes is ludicrous and the product of bad information propagating throughout social media for the sake of "likes" and "traffic". No credible scientist would ever suggest something like this. In fact, let me demonstrate how we got to this erroneous conclusion that "ZOMG BACON KILLS!!"
Scientist: Oh hey, look at this thing I found. This might mean bacon is a little less healthy for you. I should publish my findings.
Editor for Science Blog: Hey, look at this paper I found on bacon, apparently it's worse for you than we thought.
Clickbait blog: OMG! FIVE REASONS WHY BACON WILL KILL YOU!!! CLICK HERE!!!!
Average Facebook User: BACON IS WORSE THAN CIGARETTES!!! CHEESE IS CRACK!!! THE WORLD IS ENDING AND I HEARBY DECLARE THAT THIS FACEBOOK POST IS COPYRIGHT TM ME AND MY DOG.
The next time someone posts inflammatory information to <insert social media platform here>, do yourself, your dog, and everyone else on the planet a favour...GOOGLE IT.