Friday, 22 May 2015

Best age to stop smoking is after 40

Best age to stop smoking is after  40

Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality.  It kills more than 60 lacs people worldwide every year.  More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco related illnesses which includes Heart Attack, Cancer or Asthmatic Lungs diseases.

31st May is "NO Tobacco Day" & IMA will come out with a weeklong health education activities for the public said Padma Shri Awardee Dr. M.Marthanda Pillai, National President and Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA.

Stopping smoking before age of 40 is associated with larger decline in pre mature death than stopping it at a later date.

However, quitting smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death  as compared to those who continue.

Even in smokers, over age of 80 quitting smoking appears to reduce mortality.

Cigarette is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.

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