Health reporter Karrey Britt wants to get you involved in her reporting. Follow along in our new health section.
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 19. For smokers — like my parents — it’s very difficult to kick the habit.
My parents know that they spend too much on the nasty habit, but still haven’t been able to quit. I have hope that they will quit someday.
Meanwhile, I hope my story convinced at least one person to quit smoking and start living a healthier life.
Researchers say that quitting smoking can increase life expectancy — smokers who quit at age 35 gain an average of eight years of life expectancy; those who quit at age 55 gain about five years; and even longterm smokers who quit at 65 gain three years.
If you have a tip on how to quit, please share.