(NEWSER) – Lifetime smokers can expect to lose about 10 years off their lives, according to one of the most comprehensive studies ever done on the subject. Other highlights from the research in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine:
- Those who quit before age 35 get back those years of life expectancy, reports the Washington Post, though researchers stress that doesn't mean people can smoke up to that point without consequence. The risks for respiratory ailments and lung cancer linger.
- Those who quit between 35 and 44 get back nine years; those between 45 and 54 get six years; and those between 55 and 64 get four years.