For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

“Documenting that it’s never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued to smoke.

“The study involved more than 20,600  with breast cancer, and is one of the largest studies of survival outcomes according to  habits in women with a history of breast cancer, and the first study to assess smoking habits both before and after diagnosis.

“The paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on January 25, 2016.”