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.