Could eating processed foods, such as breakfast and deli meats, be detrimental to your health? Well, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the answer is yes. Research has shown that eating lunch meat, bacon, or sausage on a daily basis equates to smoking a pack of cigarettes each day and has a similar effect on your health. So, which is actually worse for you, processed meats or smoking? Which causes more deaths worldwide? To find out, let’s delve deeper into the world of junk science. Afterall, deli meats and cigarettes are both labeled Class 1-A carcinogens by the WHO.