Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Nov 22 2013
Some cigarette smokers over 65 years old who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related problems to the level of those who never smoked far faster than previously believed, according to new research presented on Wednesday.
Previous research found that older former smokers who had consumed less than 32 pack years of cigarettes could reduce their risk of dying from heart disease to the level of lifelong nonsmokers after 15 years.
“The new finding is if you smoke less than 32 pack years, you might become like never-smokers much sooner than 15 years,” said Dr. Ali Ahmed, who reported the findings at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Dallas.
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