It’s never too early to quit smoking

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Everyone knows that smoking is deleterious to your health. If you are looking for a reason to quite, read the rest of this blog.

Lifelong smokers die an average of 10 years younger than nonsmokers. The good news is that smokers who manage to quite by age 35 can add that decade back onto their life expectancy. Even kicking the habit before age 60 can add 6 more years of life.

Bottom Line: Don’t start smoking, but if you already have, the benefits of quitting are enormous.

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2 Responses to “It’s never too early to quit smoking”

  1. garyhorton139387507 Says:

    Tiimes have changed. I started smoking when I was 8. I’m not proud of it, but it was the 60’s in a mill town in South Carolina. We were encouraged to smoke and there was no talk then that it was bad for you.

    Now we all know that smoking will kill you, so it’s just stupid to start. It breaks my heart to see beautiful young people smoking.

  2. Clinical Geriatrics Says:

    Dr. Baum raises an excellent point, and healthcare providers can play a central role in encouraging patients to stop smoking. But before you advise the use of the popularized electronic cigarettes, it’s important to be aware of the risks vs benefits. In a recent case report in Clinical Geriatrics, Monroy and colleagues describe a case of e-cigarette use by an elderly hospitalized patient who developed a temporally associated tachyarrhythmia. A brief overview of the available data on e-cigarettes and explore the plausible link between e-cigarette use and arrhythmia development is also provided. Read the full report here: http://www.clinicalgeriatrics.com/articles/Paroxysmal-Atrial-Fibrillation-Following-Electronic-Cigarette-Use-Elderly-Woman

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