TIL smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers. The average smoker who doesn't stop will lose 10 years on their life. A smoker who stops between the age of 35 and 40 can regain 9 of those years. Older smokers gained back 6 of those years.

TIL smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers. The average smoker who doesn't stop will lose 10 years on their life. A smoker who stops between the age of 35 and 40 can regain 9 of those years. Older smokers gained back 6 of those years.
TIL smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers. The average smoker...

Welp I guess I don’t need to quit for another ten years then. Thanks TIL!

When my father died of heart failure they said he would probably have have been able recover if he hadn't destroyed his lungs with years of smoking(he had emphysema and most likely cancer). If he had actually been healthy and went to the doctor when he felt ill he would have had outpatient surgery with a 1/2" scar. But he just assumed he had a chest cold because he always felt bad from not being able to oxygenate his blood. Smoked till the day he went to the hospital, never regained consciousness for his last ten days. Seriously stop smoking, don't make your kids pull the plug on you and watch you slowly drown in your own fluids. Then eventually shit yourself as you die.

Now somebody needs to do a similar TIL with cocaine so I can go completely off the rails.

ITT: a bunch of quitters!! Is that really how you want to raise today's youth? If something is "bad for you" just quit? What happened to gumption and sheer stick-to-it-tude? I plan to smoke an entire pack ar my own funeral!!!

Turn 39 next year and I'm down to 3 per dayday. This is my year.

Edit: WOW! TIL that /sub/todayilearned is an incredibly supportive sub when it comes to quitting smoking! Thank you everyone for the kind words of encouragement. I really appreciate that as I've been smoking for well over 20 years and need all the help I can get.

Rails you say?

Took me seven tries to quit. I quit at 35. Best thing I ever did. Keep trying.

too much math. I need a cig.

TIL that people who quit before cocaine are just as good as people that never quit cocaine before once in their life 😊

Since you quit smoking seven times you get 70 years back. Well done!

I quit smoking--cold turkey, so no meds mucking about in my bloodstream--and found my sleep cycle got really weird for a few months. I'd sleep in this trippy state where I had no dreams but was instead fully aware of my surroundings. It was good sleep, mind, and I always felt fully rested when I awoke. But I also awoke after just 3-4 hours of that whatever-the-fuck it was.

I said that 10 years ago. Now I only have 5 months left. Just quit now, I wish I had.

The title is not consistent.

smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers.

vs

The average smoker who doesn't stop will lose 10 years on their life. A smoker who stops between the age of 35 and 40 can regain 9 of those years.

These two statements contradict each other.

Like 53

Oh, no. I’m sorry, until 40. Thanks though, I hope!

You can do it! You’d be surprised at how quickly you’ll stop wanting one and how terrible they will start to smell. After a while it’s just getting over the mental hurdle of realizing you don’t actually want one, you’re just caving to an old habit. The cravings themselves dry up.

Also, don’t sweat any minor weight gain, just focus on quitting first, by whatever means necessary.

How old was he?

Just turned 40. Quit 6 months ago. Gonna live forever!!

These studies are always the best advertising for smokes.

Woohoo! I made it!

PSA: Chantix (Champix for those of you in the UK) is a miracle drug. The first day I took it, I was putting out cigarettes about halfway through. Two days later I was down to lights. I haven’t had one since, and that was 3 years ago.

That said, please check out chantixsucks.com before you try it, and if you’ve ever had issues with anxiety or depression, I’d avoid it.