October 27, 2012

PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRETY OF THE ADVANCES WE'VE MADE AGAINST CANCER:

Women who quit smoking before 30 cut risk of tobacco-related death by 97% (The Guardian, 10/26/12)

Lancet study of more than 1m UK women shows death rate three time higher for those who smoke into middle-age

Women who smoke into middle-age have three times the death rate of non-smokers and risk dying at least 10 years early, according to a definitive study of the effects of tobacco in more than a million women in the UK.

The good news, according to the study by a team of Oxford University researchers led by Sir Richard Peto, is that giving up cigarettes before the age of 40 reduces a woman's risk of smoking-related death by 90%. Quitting by 30 reduces it by 97%.

Posted by at October 27, 2012 8:13 AM
  

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