Quit Smoking Before Age 35 to Regain Health

Smokers who quit before the age of 35 have a reasonable chance to regain their health over time and to live as long and as well as people who have never smoked. The researchers who performed the analysis said that smokers who quit can dodge the debilitating effects of smoking-related diseases and maintain a high quality of life into middle-age and beyond. Former smokers, both male and female, who reported having quit for 15 years or more had no statistically significant difference in years of remaining life or years of healthy life when compared to those who reported never having smoked at all. So not ony is it better to quit sooner than later, but also, as I wrote in a blog entry last month, if one decides to stop smoking the best route is cold turkey and not gradual reduction.

Health Services Research June 2004;39(3):531-52

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