Teens Who Smoke Are Putting Themselves at a Higher Risk of Dying

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By Molly Grady

Teens who smoke are more likely to die of heart disease later in life, even if they eventually quit.

A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology followed 28,000 college aged men for 30 years.

They found those who smoked and then quit in middle age still had a 29 percent higher risk of dying.

The odds were even worse for men who never quit.

Their risk of dying doubled.

 




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