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Smokers lose 10 years of their life

A 50 year study shows that smokers, on average, die 10 years sooner than nonsmokers. These statistics are greatly reduced by quitting smoking. By stopping at the age of 50, the risk of dying is halved and quitting at 30 almost totally removes the risk. The study also conclusively linked lung cancer to smoking.

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About: Smokers lose 10 years of their life

Date: 23 June 2004

Source: Drkoop

URL: http://drkoop.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=93&id=1504365

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