We all know that smoking is terrible for our health. Some smokers, however, justify it by assuming that limited smoking as we get older will mitigate the real risks. In fact, that is not the case. In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers looking at smokers age 59-82 confirmed that even light smokers (fewer than 10 cigarettes per day) still had a higher risk of death than those who don’t smoke or those who have quit. For “low intensity” smokers, the risk declines the longer you go without cigarettes. Read more about this studyHere. And just to confirm it’s never too late to help yourself by giving up smoking, read about another new study that substantiates the benefit of quitting in your 60’s Here.