Doctors advise to quit smoking at the age of 40-45 because the cardiovascular system is only 15 years after the tobacco drop. This was shared by participants at a Dallas Medical Forum.
Meredith Duncan and his colleagues from Vanderbilt University in Nashville conducted the first long-term study on how smokers and other nicotines affected the health and premature death of older smokers.
About 9,000 people participated in the study, which was about 27 years of age at the beginning of the study. The volunteers did not suffer from chronic diseases such as the heart or vascular system, tuberculosis and other lung problems, and were generally in good physical and mental condition.
During 16 years of observation, the protection of young people and good health from the effects of smoking is not guaranteed. For example, the overwhelming majority of infarctions and strokes – about 70% – were among the former or current smokers who used one can of cigarettes a day for, for example, 20 years.
The participants had more problems with the lungs and the cardiovascular system. The rejection of "smoke smoke" initially had a strong impact on health, but over time all indicators in the norms were markedly slower.
Even after 16 years, doctors are avoiding all negative consequences. This means that smokers should leave their cigarettes as soon as possible if they decide to do so.
"Five years after you quit smoking, your health has improved significantly." The risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems is reduced by about 38%, "Duncan said.