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Quitting smoking is always good, but when you quit matters


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An interesting article on the sciencealert.com website...

The main thrust of the article/study is that if you smoke and manage to quit by the age of 35 y/o, there is negligible damage later in life. However, if you quit at a later date, there is damage, but even then, the earlier and sooner you quit matters.

"Cigarette smokers who quit before age 35 have similar death rates within a given time period to those who have never smoked at all, a large study suggests.

Those who stopped smoking at later ages still saw substantial benefits, the research found, but their death rates exceeded those who quit before they reached 35 years old.

For example, former smokers who quit between ages 35 and 44 showed a 21 percent higher rate of death from any cause, compared with "never smokers". And those who quit between ages 45 and 54 showed a 47 percent higher all-cause mortality rate than never smokers."

(from the article; link below)

Before anyone asks, yes, I am a former smoker and yes, I wish I had quit sooner. No, to date I haven't suffered any significant health mishaps from my (long!!!) time as a smoker, but statistically I will.

The crux of the matter is this; there really is no good reason to smoke, or vape, as all that you are doing is addicting yourself to Nicotine and paying your hard-earned cash to Tabaco Company Exec A-Holes who profit from your mistakes.

What are the benefits of smoking/vaping? There aren't any. 

None.

What are the downsides to being a smoker/vaper? You damage your health, your pocketbook, your friends and family, your lifespan, your quality of life and more specifically, your sex life. And, you reek.

My message is quite simple; you can quit. I was a smoker for several decades, and I managed to quit, and if I can do it, then anyone can. If you can do it alone, great. If you need some help, there is a wealth of information on-line, at your doctor's/public health office, or you are welcome to drop me a PM.

Everyone who smokes knows that they shouldn't and, if you are reading this, that means you.

You have nothing to lose by trying to quit, and everything to gain.

So, try.

https://www.sciencealert.com/giant-us-study-identifies-best-age-to-quit-smoking-to-avoid-death-risks

 

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Gave up ciggies b4 I was 20 and only smoked small cigars of an evening, usually with a beer, until 12 years ago .... TG said "... u can have me or cigars, not both ..." easy enough choice 😃

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