Quitting smoking at the time of cancer diagnosis increases overall survival, study finds

[International Journal of Cancer, Jan. 2017] Researchers in Japan examined the benefits of quitting smoking at the time of cancer diagnosis on all-cause mortality among cancer patients. 30,658 eligible cancer patients were followed up for up to 10 years, and risk of death was estimated to be reduced by 11% in recent quitters compared to current smokers.

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