Many studies have shown smoking can shorten the person’s age and life expectancy.The good news however is never too late to quit smoking. Even if you are late to quit smoking, but can help reduce the risk of death prematura.Expertos German Centre for Cancer Research in Heidelberg analyzed data from 17 previous studies conducted in seven countries (Australia, China, Britain, Japan, France, Spain and U.S.), published between 1987 and 2011.
These study participants were developments in the different period of 3 to 50 years. The analysis results showed that those who smoked risk of 83 percent more likely to die from any cause during the study period that individuals do not fumadores.Mientras thus the risk, former smokers 34 percent more likely to die than those who have never smoked. Although there is no increased risk, but at least it is still well below those who still smoke. “Quitting smoking is essential to improve the quality of life, and who have benefited every time you did – but the sooner the better”said Dr. Michael Niederman, the head of the department of medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York, who was not involved in this estudio.El study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine on June 11, 2012, found that survival seems to increase as the amount of time from when a person stops smoking, even at ages avanzadas.Otros experts said that although the results were “not surprising,” there are lessons to be learned from these data.
“In my experience, people who have smoked for decades are less willing to stop and do not usually have the support of providers of health care,” said Patricia Folan, director of Snuff Control System in NorthHealth Shore-LIJ in Great Neck, NY “There seems to be the assumption that if they (smokers) have been smoking for so long – until the age of 60, 70, 80 -. They do notmust stop, “dijo.Sin But Folan said, data from recent studies show otherwise. ”These findings may add value to older smokers quit and encourage health care providers to target groups of older smokers to quit,” says Folan.Dr. Tai Hing Lam, head of the department of community medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said that most smokers underestimate the risks of smoking itself. Many older smokers have misunderstood and thought they were too old to quit smoking or too old to benefit from quitting. ”It takes a simple warning, straight, strong and based on the evidence,” he said.