Quitting Cigarettes Before the Age of 40 Ups One's Life Expectancy

Still, those who never take up the habit are bound to live longer

Nobody wants to be labeled as a quitter, yet when it comes to giving up on a frowned-upon habit such as smoking it is best to swallow one's pride and let go of cigarettes as soon as possible.

More so seeing how, according to several researchers, those to quit smoking before reaching the age of 40 are likely to witness their life expectancy going up.

Science News says that, all things considered, smokers lose an average of 10 years of their lives as a result of cigarettes-related medical conditions.

However, it looks like most of this decade can be regained provided that one gives up the habit within said time frame.

As Dr. Prabhat Jha, one of the researchers who looked into this issue, puts it, “Quitting smoking before age 40, and preferably well before 40, gives back almost all of the decade of lost life from continued smoking.”

“That's not to say, however, that it is safe to smoke until you are 40 and then stop. Former smokers still have a greater risk of dying sooner than people who never smoked. But the risk is small compared to the huge risk for those who continue to smoke,” Dr. Prabhat Jha wished to emphasize.

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