Additional Research Shows It’s Never too Late to Quit Smoking

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published research this week supporting the finding that “older adults who quit smoking in their 60s had a lower chance of dying in the years that followed than contemporaries who kept smoking.”

Not shockingly, the study found that “the earlier people quit the better, but there was still a benefit even for late quitters. Of those who quit in their 30s, 16 percent died. In their 40s: 20 percent. In their 50s: 24 percent. And in their 60s: 28 percent.”

To read NPR’s coverage of this research, go here.