Women who quit by 30 could avoid smoking's ill effects, study claims
October 29, 2012 (WLS) -- If a female smoker kicks the habit by age 30, she will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases.
The results of a study published in the journal The Lancet showed lifelong smokers died a decade earlier than those who never started.
But those who stopped by 30 lost on average a month of life, and if they stopped by 40, they died a year younger.
Scientists say it appears time spent smoking mattered more than amount. They add, stopping works, and the earlier you quit the better.
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