It’s Never Too Late To Quit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:42
Posted in category Health

Some people who have smoked for many years feel as though they are too old to get the benefits of quitting smoking. They feel that the damage cigarettes have done to their body, is irreversible and that there is no sense in quitting. Well, a recently published study in the British Medical Journal shows just how good quitting smoking can be, no matter how old you are.

Researchers out of Oxford University figured out how likely a person is to die from lung cancer depending upon at what age they quit smoking. Here are the results for someone 70 years old:

Never quit smoking — 10 percent chance of dying from lung cancer
Quit at age 60 — 6 percent chance of dying from lung cancer
Quit at age 50 — 4 percent chance of dying from lung cancer
Quit at age 40 — 2 percent chance of dying from lung cancer
Quit at age 30 — 1 percent chance of dying from lung cancer

There are definite benefits to quitting at any age. This study just looked at a persons risk for dying from lung cancer.

We know that smoking causes more than 20 other diseases. Quitting at any age will greatly decrease your odds of suffering from most of these diseases as well.

Quitting is going to be one of the toughest things you will ever do, but you can succeed.

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