New study found that people over 60 who give up the smoking habit have a reduced risk of get death because of smoking disease. As we know, smoking will occur many diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The German researchers analyst the health impacts of smoking for over 60 people and combined through the findings of another studies in the US, Australia, China, Japan, England, France and Spain between 1987 and 2011.
From the study, it show that the smoker 60 and older had an 83 percent increased risk of dying from all causes. They will get 34 percent high risk of death compared to former smokers.
According to the study, it is not too late for them to quit smoking.
T.H Lam, a professor at the School of Public Health at University of Hong Kong says
“If they stop smoking, then they can reduce about one-quarter of their excess risk.So this is good news that older people should not continue to smoke. They should quit smoking as soon as possible.””
People that start smoking in young age and quit in their thirties can reduce their risk of dying of a smoking relating illness almost to that of someone who’s never smoked. The problem is older smokers don’t really feel to quit and think it is over.
The research also show that 12 percent of all men and 6 percent of women worldwide are smoking. Experts found that if the current trends continue, one billion deaths cause by smoking will be count by the end of the 21st century.
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