Quitting smoking at any time could improve health

Posted at 7:42 AM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 08:02:45-05

Quitting smoking is another promising way to live longer and new research shows it's never too late to quit.

A study done by a National Cancer institute found a person's smoking history has a huge impact on their risk of death after age 70.

Current smokers were three times more likely to die than never-smokers and former smokers were less likely to die the sooner they quit.

But even those who quit in their 60's had a lower risk of smoking-related death.