Nightly News   |  January 23, 2013

Study: smokers have shorter life expectancy than nonsmokers

Smokers lose at least one decade of life expectancy over non-smokers on average according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and good news and bad news on the smoking front. from the "new england journal of med sichb," they state flat out, smokers lose at least one decade of life expectancy over nonsmokers on average. the encouraging news here is quitting before 40 reduces the smoking-related death risk by 90% compared to continuing on as a smoker.