It’s easy to postpone the day you want to quit smoking, and almost any excuse will do.
But know this: Smokers who quit before their 50th birthday can cut their risk of dying over the following 15 years in half, according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
In South Africa, 17.6% of all adults smoke tobacco, with men four times more likely to smoke than women. Out of current tobacco smokers, 29.3% have already been advised to quit smoking by their health practitioners, according to a survey published by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
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