Those who quit smoking between the ages of 35 and 44 showed a 21% higher mortality rate.
Researchers found that those who quit smoking later in life still enjoyed significant benefits, but their mortality rate was higher than those who quit before the age of 35. Science Alert writes about this.
For example, those who quit smoking between the ages of 35 and 44 showed a 21% higher rate of death from any cause compared to non-smokers. And those who quit smoking between the ages of 45 and 54 have a 47% higher all-cause mortality rate than those who never smoked.
“Among men and women from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, current smoking was associated with at least twice as much all-cause mortality as nonsmokers,” the authors noted. .
They stated that smoking cessation, especially at younger ages, was associated with a significant reduction in the relative excess mortality associated with continued smoking.
“It has long been known that the earlier a smoker quits smoking, the better. However, now it is possible to more accurately indicate the age at which a smoker quits,” the scientists added.
Remember that Ukrainians will no longer be able to use any tobacco products in public places, as the corresponding changes in the country’s law have already begun.
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