Quitting smoking before 40 could save your life
January 23, 2013 (WLS) -- If you keep lighting up cigarettes, at least a decade of your life goes up in smoke, according to a new study.
However quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of death associated with continued smoking by 90-percent, according to the latest calculation in the "New England Journal of Medicine".
Women have apparently caught up with men for the risk of dying from smoking-related illnesses.
Women who smoke now have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago.
Researchers said it's partly because they are starting younger and smoking more.
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