A graph is provided for each age group that compares the cumulative survival curves for all-cause mortality of continuing smokers, with never smokers, and with smokers who sustained quitting by various ages.

Figure 9.1Effects on survival of stopping smoking cigarettes at ages 25–34 years (effect from age 35), ages 35–44 years (effect from age 40), ages 45–54 years (effect from age 50), and ages 55–64 years (effect from age 60)

Source:Doll et al. 2004. Reprinted with permission from BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., © 2004.

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