One thing you should never do is say it's too late to do or try something.
Especially when it comes to your health!
That's why even the oldest smokers, even those who think the damage is done, can reap significant benefits from quitting!
Get this: smokers over the age of 60 could reduce their risk of premature death 28% by quitting… which means that we're right when we say it's never too late!
Want to push the proof further? Okay, let's do it — quitting reduced premature death risk by 21% for people in their 60s, by 27% for people in their 70s, and by 24% for those in their 80s.
Here's what one of the doctors said:
“Many older smokers misbelieve that they are too old to quit or too old to benefit from quitting. Because of reverse causality and from seeing deaths of old friends who had quit recently, some misbelieve that quitting could be harmful. A simple, direct, strong and evidence-based warning is needed.”
You know you want to live longer. We're sorry you started to begin with, but like we said: it's never too late!
You can do it!
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