For those that have missed the latest news on how the health impact of smoking has now been assessed as being far greater than previously determined, here's another study, this time from Australia, reinforcing the message that smoking is most unwise if you value your health. The article below from Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney, Australia, includes a calculation that a person who started smoking at 15 and smoked an average of 15 cigarettes a day and died at 72, for each cigarette smoked, would shave about 2.8 times the time taken for each smoke off the end of their life. No wonder smoking is sometimes termed the "coffin habit".
"When Sir Richard Doll’s 40 year follow-up of his historic British doctors study was published in 1994, the take-home message was “half of all regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their habit”.
We can now say with confidence that up to two-thirds of smokers will die from their smoking, on average ten years early.":
Not strictly CLL related I know, but if you are still a smoker and want your body to be in good shape for you to live well with CLL, reduce the impact of fatigue and the risk of secondary cancers, then maybe this news will be the incentive to get serious about quitting.