When it comes to smoking, we're pretty blunt around here (pun intended). That's why when we hear that you'll live much longer if you're a woman who quits smoking before 40, we'll straight up tell you that's the case.
The idea is this: the earlier you quit, the better, or else you're gonna cut your life short by at least 10 years. That's a decade with friends and family, the world, and everything awesome that comes with it!
This fact was made evident by posssiby the largest study ever on the hazards of smoking and benefits of stopping. Women who successfully quit before 40 avoided 90 percent of the added risk of early death caused by smoking — before 30, stopping helped women avoid 97 percent of the added risk!
Here's what they found:
'Two-thirds of all the deaths of smokers in their 50s, 60s and 70s were caused by smoking: Risk of dying from a smoking-related disease like lung cancer, chronic lung disease, heart disease, or stroke went up with the amount of cigarettes they consumed. But, even light smokers who smoked one to nine cigarettes a day were twice as likely to die than those who didn't smoke at all.'
The easiest solution would be to never start smoking at all. The second best option is to quit — and to do it right now.
You can do it!
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