Sex, smoking, chocolate and social networking are amongst the most popular vices Christian residents of the UK will be abstaining from during the traditional period of restraint known as Lent, according to a new survey.
Lent is linked to the Christian celebration of Easter and is traditionally seen as a time of abstinence and sacrifice. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 9) for a duration of six weeks; in more recent years the period has been used as an occasion to give up certain, generally unhealthy, habits or foods.
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A survey of 1000 UK residents conducted on behalf of Eisberg alcohol-free wine in March of this year found that the most popular things or activities to abstain from were:
Social networks 3%