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Quitting smoking and risk reduction

Cigarette smoking causes lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and many other health problems. The sooner you quit, the sooner your risk goes down. Quitting at age 60, 50, 40, or 30 respectively adds 3, 6, 9, or 10 years to life expectancy. Your doctor can help you design a plan to give you the best chance of kicking the habit, once and for all. …

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