How Much Longer Will I Live if I Quit?

• Studies show that people live much longer when they stop smoking, regardless of their age when they quit.

• Findings indicate that 90% of smoking related deaths can be avoided if people quit smoking by age 35.

• Approximately 50% of smoking related deaths can be avoided if people quit by age 50.

• A major British report showed the years gained by quitting smoking at the following ages:
    - Age 60 - 3 years
    - Age 50 - 6 years
    - Age 40 - 9 years
    - Age 30 - 10 years

For more information about the health consequences of smoking and about how to quit visit Colorado Quitline.