Study: Smokers who quit by age 35 can regain good health

06/21/2004 | Reuters

Smokers who quit before the age of 35 can eventually regain the health and longevity of people who never smoked, a new study says. However, recovery may take a long time as only smokers in the study who had quit at least 15 years before the study began regained health equal to nonsmokers. Researchers caution the findings shouldn't be taken as an indication that it's OK to smoke until you're 35.

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