Smoking cuts at least 10 years from a person’s
life, but if you quit by the age of 40, you can
regain almost all of them.
posted 17 hours ago by Nancy Glasberg
Here’s some research to help your grown kids or grandkids kick the habit: Smokers who quit when they are young adults will live almost as long as people who never smoked. Smoking decreases the life span by at least 10 years, but a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that those who kick cigarettes by age 40 regain nearly all of those lost years. Researchers found that people who quit smoking between the ages of 35 and 44 regained about nine years. Those who quit between the ages of 45 and 54 gained six, while those who quit between 55 and 64 regained four years of life. Quitting smoking at any age improves your chances of living a longer and healthier life — and the sooner you do it, the bigger your returns will be.