Quitting Smoking Cuts Women’s Risk of Early Death
American Medical Association
According to a study published in the May 7, 2008Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMMA), women who stop smoking dramatically reduce their risk of early death.
The study found a 13 percent reduction in the risk of early death (within the first 5 years after quitting), in women who stopped smoking versus women who did not quit smoking.
Researchers also found that after 20 years of not smoking, women cut their risk of early death to the same level as non smokers.
This study confirms that individuals may improve their life expectancy if they quit smoking. If you currently smoke, please see your doctor. Take action today and increase your chances of having a better quality of life.