Quitting Smoking Adds Decade To Women's Lives

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•44 Oct 30, 2012

According to a study of 1.3 million women, those who gave up cigarettes by age 40 lived an average of 10 years longer than lifelong smokers, while those who quit by age 30 had a 97 percent chance of avoiding an early death altogether. What do you think?

  • “Hmm, what’s the takeaway here? Should I stop smoking?”

    Sandra Gagne –
    Lobbyist

  • “Yeah, that’s what my wife claims as her reason for quitting, but I still think it’s just her excuse to chew all the gum she wants.”

    Scott Lindsey –
    Café Manager

  • “But were they able to conclude which brand was smoothest?”

    Antoine Klinman –
    Dog Groomer

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