Smokers who Quit in Sixties can Still see Health Benefits


New research suggests that people who do not quit smoking until they are in their old age can still see significant health benefits.

Scientists claim that they can cut their risk of heart disease and will see results earlier than they may think. 

Previous studies suggest that it would take 15 years for a smoker to reach the same cardiovascular death risk as some one who does not smoke but a new study says that smokers over the age of 65 may be able to lower the risk within eight years.

Professor of cardiovascular disease Dr Ali Ahmed said: ‘It’s good news. Now there’s a chance for even less of a waiting period to get a cleaner bill of cardiovascular health.

‘Smoking is the most preventable cause of early death – if you smoke, quit and quit early.’

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