Research has shown that stopping smoking results in improvement in health status at any age, including in those persons aged 65 and over. Some health benefits are almost immediate, and the longer people refrain from smoking, the more their health improves.
Data in this Fact Sheet has been taken from the following: Census, 2000; Centers for Disease Control "Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, & Economic Costs" SAMMEC 3.0, August, 1996; Orleans, C.T., & Slade, J., editors, Nicotine Addiction: Principles & Management, 1993; MMWR, p. 2, 8/28/98; MMWR, pp. 869-873, 10/12/01; CDC State Tobacco Control Highlights, 1999; Pipe Tobacco Council data in Wall Street Journal, 12/31/96.
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