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A study determines the maximum age to quit smoking to avoid the risk of death


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A recent study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, found that people who quit smoking before the age of 35 had similar mortality rates after a certain period of time to those who had never smoked.

The research found that those who stopped smoking at a late age showed remarkable improvement, but their death rates exceeded those who quit smoking before they reached the age of 35.

For example, people who quit smoking between the ages of 35 and 44 showed a 21% higher mortality rate than those who had never smoked. And those who quit smoking between the ages of 45 and 54 had a 47% higher mortality rate than non-smokers.

This is the third large study to suggest that 35 may be the optimal age for smoking cessation, especially for those who started smoking at an early age.

The researchers reaffirmed that the earlier smoking cessation was done, the better, but they indicated that the new study could provide a more accurate picture of the effects of smoking on mortality rates compared to age.

It is noteworthy that this research included data analysis of more than 550,000 participants whose ages ranged from 25 to 84 years, and it continued between January 1997 and December 2018.

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