Researchers reviewed data on 46,140 men, ages 60 and older, who completed questionnaires and were categorized as never smokers, continual smokers, short-term quitters
(smoking cessation within the past four years) and long-term quitters
(cessation for four years or longer).
Among those who had quit smoking for three to eight years (recent quitters
) still had an approximately 2.6 to 3.5 fold increased risk for both clinical and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in the next 15 years compared to never smokers.
were defined as either transient quitters
(past smokers in the current cycle but current smokers in previous and next cycles), recent quitters
(2-6 consecutive years since smoking cessation), and long-term quitters
(6 or more consecutive years since cessation).
Diabetes risk was higher for recent quitters
than for current smokers (hazard ratio, 1.22); this risk peaked 5-7 years after quitting and then gradually decreased.
The researchers found that recent quitters
(two to six years) had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than current smokers (hazard ratio, 1.22); risk peaked at five to seven years after quitting.
Project Fear: Of course there was no such thing - that was simply quitters
moaning on as they usually do.
A new patch for Street Fighter V just went online today which tweaks the matchmaking system so that frequent rage quitters
will be more likely to play against each other, reports Kotaku.
I expected the usual 'xenophobes, Europhobes, isolationists, clowns and little Englanders', but I didn't foresee PM Cameron's latest outburst accusing Brexiteers of being "quitters
" and people who "don't love their country".
Stoptober, the 28-day national stop-smoking challenge, officially came to an end on Wednesday, but successful quitters
are being urged to stay smoke-free to continue reaping the benefits.
Stoptober, the 28-day national stop smoking challenge, officially came to an end on Wednesday, but successful quitters
are being urged to stay smokefree to continue reaping the benefits.
Worse, Americans who are not quitters
, because they never got (or get) off the couch in the first place.