STUDY: Smoking shortens life by 10+ years

Kicking the habit by age 40 reduces the excess risk of death by about 90%, new research finds.

People who smoke take at least 10 years off their life expectancy, a new study has found.

On the other hand, those who kick the habit before age 40 reduce the excess risk of death associated with continued smoking by about 90%, according to the study in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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