It’s Not Too Late For Women to Quit Smoking

From There’s been little doubt that quitting smoking is a smart move for your health, but a new study suggests that women who break the habit before age 40 may avoid more than 90 percent of the added risk of early death caused by smoking. The study, published Saturday in The Lancet journal, also indicated that women who quit smoking before 30 avoid 97 percent of that increased risk. Smoking takes about 10 years off women’s lives, the study shows, and among the United Kingdom women researched, two-thirds of all deaths in their 50s, 60s, and 70s were caused by smoking. “If women smoke like men, they die like men—but, whether they are men or women, smokers who stop before reaching middle age will gain about an extra 10 years of life,” study co-author Richard Peto, a professor of medical statistics and epidemiology at the University of Oxford in England, said in a news release, reports HealthDay.
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