Advertisement

How does quitting smoking affect aging?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day makes you over 8 years older than the nonsmoker. Cessation of smoking can make you 1 year younger in 2 months, and 7 years younger in 5 years. If you quit, you can regain 7 of the 8 years you lost from smoking.
The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life

More About this Book

The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life

Why not live at 60 feeling like you did at 35?Thousands of Americans are younger today than they were five years ago. How is that possible? By following the specific recommendations that reverse...

Continue Learning about Quit Smoking

Common Smoking Triggers and How to Avoid Them
Common Smoking Triggers and How to Avoid Them
Many people think smoking is a long-term stress reliever, but it’s not. Smoking only relieves the stress of nicotine withdrawal between cigarettes. Ea...
Read More
How can I identify my smoking triggers?
Samantha ReidSamantha Reid
To identify your smoking triggers, keep a journal and record your cigarettes for a few days. You sho...
More Answers
How Tracking Can Help You Quit Smoking—and 5 More Tips to Quit
How Tracking Can Help You Quit Smoking—and 5 More Tips to QuitHow Tracking Can Help You Quit Smoking—and 5 More Tips to QuitHow Tracking Can Help You Quit Smoking—and 5 More Tips to QuitHow Tracking Can Help You Quit Smoking—and 5 More Tips to Quit
Download Sharecare to kick your tobacco habit for good.
Start Slideshow
What Healthy Lifestyle Changes Are People Most Willing to Make?
What Healthy Lifestyle Changes Are People Most Willing to Make?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.