New Study Claims Reducing Cigarette Intake Can Lower Death Risk
Date: 26th November 2012
A study undertaken by Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers led to the conclusion that reduction of cigarette consumption by smokers leads to a significant decrease in the risk of death due to smoking. The researchers, namely, Dr. Yariv Gerber and Prof. Uri Goldbourt of the University’s School of Public Health and Vicki Myers of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, studied the mortality as well as survival rates of smokers and found that those who lowered cigarette consumption, gained the benefit of reducing their death risk by 15%.
The results obtained from the study also revealed that people, who quit smoking, lessen their chances of dying due to smoking by 22%. Thus, by quitting cigarettes, smokers are likely to gain more benefits but nevertheless, the TAU study highlights that smokers can gain huge advantages by lowering cigarette intake.