Woman Smokers Life Cut ShortEach cigarette a woman smokes pushes her closer to an early grave. Women who smoke heavily into middle age cut their lives short by around 10 years.
The study in The Lancet followed 1.3 million British women for an average of 12 years each.
The good news is that quitting smoking does pay off :quitting before the age of 40 reduces the risk of premature death by 90% and quitting before the age of 30 by 97%.
The study mirrors results from a study of male Richard Pelo, of the University of Oxford, head of both studies, said "whether men or women, smokers who stop before middle age will on average gain about 10 years of life."
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