Will my lifespan increase if I stop smoking?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Assuming you stop early enough and before you are on the way to six feet under, yes, but even more importantly than your life span increasing, your quality of life will improve and you will have, if you are typical, between 8 and 18 fewer years of disability, pain, and suffering because you quit. Stopping smoking is the smartest thing you can do.

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