“Cancer won’t kill in twenty years”24 Oct 2006
According to this guy, anyway.
Smoking increases the risk of lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. These progressive lung diseases â€“ grouped under the term COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) â€“ are usually diagnosed in current or former smokers in their 60s and 70s. COPD causes chronic illness and disability and is eventually fatal.
Don’t know average stats on heart disease, but I bet if I were to start smoking today, I’d be set. ;-)