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New Study Says Quit Smoking by Age 40 to Live Almost as Long as Non-Smokers

A new study done by a University of Toronto professor says that smokers who quit by the age of 40 can get back most of the decade of life they could otherwise expect to lose due to smoking. Professor Prabhat Jha and his team analyzed health and death records of Americans to study the benefits of quitting smoking at different ages. The findings are in no way a call to "smoke 'em if you got 'em" and then quit at 40 since smoking poses serious health risks -- even in the short term -- but the study does show that quitting early can greatly extent the life of a smoker.

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