Doctors recommend smoking cessation in 40-45 years, as the cardiovascular system is only 15 years after cigarette smoke. This was shared by participants at the Dallas Medical Forum.
Mercedith Duncan of Vanderbilt University in Nashville and her colleagues made a first long-term study of how smoking and other nicotine sources affect ex-tobacco health and premature deaths.
Approximately 9,000 people participated in the study, whose age at the beginning of the observation was approximately 27 years. The volunteers did not have chronic illnesses of the cardiovascular system, tuberculosis and other such lung diseases and generally had a good physical and mental state.
During 16 years of follow-up, young people and good health can not be protected from the effects of smoking. For example, most of the infarction and strokes – about 70% – belonged to former or existing smokers using eg one cigarette per day for 20 years.
The more participants in the experiment smoked, the more commonly they had problems with the functioning of the lungs and the cardiovascular system. The refusal to "Smokey Smoke" originally had a great impact on their health, but over time, the recovery rate of all indicators slowed down considerably.
Up to 16 years after the doctors find out, far from all the negative consequences will disappear. This shows that smokers, if they decide to do so, should as soon as possible give up their cigarettes.
"Five years after smoking, your health has greatly improved. The risk of heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems drops by about 38%, Duncan said.