Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study
Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit
MONDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet more evidence that smoking cuts life expectancy, with a new study that finds the habit increases the risk of early death from all causes among older smokers.
There was good news, though: Quitting, even late in life, helps reduce the risk.
One expert not connected with the study agreed with that finding.
"Smoking cessation is important to improve life quality, and will have a benefit whenever it is done -- although the sooner the better," said Dr. Michael Niederman, chairman of the department of medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.
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Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life
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