It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

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[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Dr. Miller are you a smoker? Have you wanted to kick the habit for years but never made it stick? Well, here's some good news. It's never too late. Our recent study of post menopausal women ages 50 to 79, found that women who quit smoking after menopause slash their risk of heart disease by up to 60%.

And that was true for all women including those with diabetes. Women who gain less than 11 pounds after they kick the habit, reap the most heart benefits. Taking steps to control nicotine cravings can help minimize any weight gain when you quit smoking. And don't skip your workouts.

Exercise helps manage your weight, and short circuit nicotine craving. But, here's more good news, not everyone gains weight when they quit. About a third of quitters maintain their weight and one third actually lose weight. And if you do put on a few pounds remember, the benefits of quitting smoking far outweigh the dangers of any small weight gain.

I'm Dr. Miller. Check out all our smart tips for more ways to boost your health. [MUSIC].