Relative risk of death from smoking as of 2018, by age of smokers at quitting

This statistic shows the relative risk of death before the age of 65 among smokers compared to those who have never smoked as of 2018, by the age of smokers when they quit smoking. According to the data, smokers that quit at age 22 had a relative risk of death of 1.6 before age 65 compared to a person who never smoked.

Relative risk of death before age 65 among smokers compared to a never smoker as of 2018, by age of smoker at quitting

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Release date

March 2018



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Supplementary notes

Relative risk is the ratio of the probability of an even occurring (in this case, death before age 65) in an exposed group to the probability of the event occurring in a non-exposed group (those that have never smoked).

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