Home » Health » Substance Abuse » Smoking & Smoking Cessation » People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit.

People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit.

People who quit smoking by 40 may live as long as people who never smoked

Research has shown that smoking can chop at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan. However, a new study suggests that smokers who quit before the age of 40 may be able to live as long as people who never smoked at all.

“Quitting smoking before age 40, and preferably well before 40, gives back almost all of the decade of lost life from continued smoking,” Dr. Prabhat Jha, head of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital and a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, said in a press release.

About 46.6 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annually about 443,000 people die from smoking-related illnesses and ano… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

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