Turns out change in habits after divorce can lead to early death in some a new research has claimed. According to a study conducted by the University of Arizona divorce is linked to a wide range of poor health outcomes including greater risk for early death. However the reason for the connection is not well understood. The study pointed to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity. We were trying to fill in the gap of evidence linking marital status and early mortality said Kyle Bourassa lead author of the study.