Previous estimates predicted smokers must be abstinent for 15+ years to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks to that of non-smokers. However, recent research has found it can happen in closer to 8 years. Study subjects were 65+ years old and had quit smoking 15 or fewer years ago. The faster health benefits happened for those who had smoked 3 packs/day for less than 10 years or less than 1 pack/day for 30 years.
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