New research shows smokers can expect to die much earlier than their non-smoking friends, if they aren't able to quit the addiction early in life.
The new study from the American Cancer Society also includes details on how women are particularly impacted. The rates of deaths for both lung cancer and chronic lung disease have increased in female smokers. Experts blame so-called "light" cigarettes favored among some women which may have caused smokers to inhale more deeply to get their nicotine fix.
The research found both male and female smokers can expect to die a full 10-years earlier than their friends who've never smoked.