Pub staff have lower life expectancy Staff at alcohol and tobacco businesses face the lowest life expectancy of Britain’s workforce, according to a study carried out by Pension Capital Strategies (PCS). The study analysed the life expectancy data contained in the pension sections of annual reports published by the FTSE 100 companies. Whitbread employees were predicted to have the lowest life expectancy of the FTSE 100 companies at 81.5 years. Of the bottom six companies, five were drinks- or tobacco related. As well as Whitbread, they included SABMiller and Mitchells & Butlers. PCS said that the shorter life expectancy figures could be related to the lifestyles of the people employed, or could be related to lack of wealth or the demands of the workplace. Financial Times 20/10/07 page 1