Are you shocked by the title of this article? I know many of my readers will be shocked – most especially those who smoke. Smoking has been said time and again by health experts to be extremely dangerous to our health. But today researchers have showed us how dangerous and deadly smoking can be to us. I hope that having read this article, you will not take the dangers of smoking for granted any longer.
Research has revealed for the first time that smoking will knock ten decades out of your life whether you like it or not! As long as you smoke regularly, you are going to die about ten years earlier than you are supposed to. According to the biggest ever study of the dangers associated with smoking in women, it has been revealed that women who quit smoking before they reach the age of 30 can live up to as long as ten years longer than their counterparts who decide not to quit smoking.
The eye-opening research was published in the famous medical journal, The Lance. According to the report of the research, over 1.3 million women were recruited from all over the world during the massive research. The recruitment spanned a period of 5 years, starting from 1996 all the way to 2001.
For several years the researchers studied these women intently and noticed that women who quit smoking before the age of 30 significantly reduced their risks of dying from a smoke-related death such as cancer by an astonishing 97 percent.
Sir Richard Peto of the University of Oxford said that if a smoker, whether male or female quits smoking during their middle age, then the person can an extra decade to his or her life.
I look at this research and consider it one of the most important researches recently made. At least now people will get a deeper understanding into the extreme dangers of smoking, and maybe it will help them quit smoking.
It is really sad to know that today more and more people are taking to smoking than ever before. The age at which most people begin smoking will shock you. I have seen children as young as 11 and 12 years smoking.
According to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, the number of women being diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of smoking is rising sharply. The foundation hopes that this new important study will help in discouraging people from smoking.