Smoking and Older Adults

Older smokers are at greater risks from smoking because they have smoked longer (an average of 40 years), tend to be heavier smokers, and are more likely to suffer from smoking-related illnesses. They are also significantly less likely than younger smokers to believe that smoking harms their health.

Get The Facts

Most individuals are well aware of the increase in lung cancer due to smoking. What you may not know is smoking also dramatically increases the users risk of numerous other illnesses such as coronary heart disease, stroke and lower respiratory tract infections – all leading causes of death in those over 50 years of age.

Get the facts from the American Lung Association. Here is a link with the facts on smoking and it’s effect on health, especially that of seniors.


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