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World No Tobacco Day

posted Jun 5, 2015, 6:22 PM by Sean Donovan   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 6:26 PM ]

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World No Tobacco Day

If you quit before age 35 your life expectancy is similar to someone who has never smoked.

If you quit before age 50 you halve your risk of dying before you turn 65.

Quitting at any age increases life expectancy and improves quality of life.


Your appearance benefits from quitting smoking. It reduces the risk of:

• wrinkles and looking older faster

• yellow teeth and bad breath


Quitting smoking is also good for the health

of your children. A smoke-free environment for

your children lowers their risk of:

• sudden infant death syndrome

• ear infections

• asthma and allergies

• bronchitis and other lung problems


1.       NSW Health, Benefits of Quitting Smoking, Sydney, available at: