Passage of time reduces smoking mortality risk for women who quit

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 15:14 in Health & Medicine

Women who quit smoking significantly reduce their risk ofdeath from coronary heart disease within 5 years and have about a 20percent lower risk of death from smoking-related cancers within thattime period, according to a study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). They warn, however, that the rate of mortality risk reduction after quitting compared with continuing to smoke is more

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