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Women who quit smoking before 30 cut risk of tobacco-related death by 97%

Posted Oct 27 2012 10:13am
Women who quit smoking before 30 cut risk of tobacco-related death by 97%  according the a new study from the Lancet of more than 1 million women.  This is good news for those female teenagers who started in High School and then decide to quit early.


"Women who smoke into middle-age have three times the death rate of non-smokers and risk dying at least 10 years early, according to a definitive study of the effects of tobacco in more than a million women  in the UK.
The good news, according to the study by a team of Oxford University researchers led by Sir Richard Peto, is that giving up cigarettes before the age of 40 reduces a woman's risk of  smoking -related death by 90%. Quitting by 30 reduces it by 97%."  - from the Guardian Article.
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