Here’s the Perfect Age to Quit Smoking and Stay Healthy – Yahoo News

Here’s the Perfect Age to Quit Smoking and Stay Healthy – Yahoo News

The researchers calculated the age limit for quitting smoking and they have no greater risk of further mortality than non-smokers. Before what age is it better to stop smoking?

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in France, with 75,000 deaths per year in France resulting from inhalation of the 400 toxic substances contained in one cigarette. But prevention campaigns about the risks of working with tobacco, according to Public Health France: number of smokers per day rising from 29% in 2016 to 25.5% in 2020, with 30% having already tried to quit that year.

Is it a good time to quit smoking without suffering the consequences of this addiction for the rest of your life? International Research Group calculated the relative risk of death, regardless of cause, by the age at which they quit smoking and defined a minimum age at which this risk is the same as that of nonsmokers.

A cigarette contains more than 400 toxic substances. © markgoddard, Getty Images

The ideal age to quit smoking

The sooner a smoker stops smoking, the more he protects his health. Indeed, the researchers calculated that a person who quits smoking before the age of 35 has no greater relative risk of dying than a non-smoker (a risk of 1.03 to 1 for non-smokers, who serve as a reference). On the other hand, if this decision is delayed between the ages of 35 and 45, the relative risk of all-cause mortality increases by 21%, by 47% for people who quit smoking between the ages of 45 and 54, and by 74%. for those who stop between 55 and 64 years.

These calculations are based on data from 500,000 people collected between 1998 and 2018 on men and women of various ethnicities aged between 18 and 84 at the start of collection. At the end of those 20 years, 75,000 had died, smokers or not. However, the numbers show that smokers are more likely to die from any cause than non-smokers; they were also more exposed to diseases closely related to their tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.

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