Aging and Life Extension
Smoking and Tobacco Use

How many years are cut off your life when you smoke a cigarette?


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One cigarette takes about 11 minutes off your life, according to research by the University of Bristol. With a typical pack containing 20 cigarettes, this means that a person who smokes one pack a day loses more than 3.6 hours out of every day. Over a year, that adds up to 1,314 lost hours, or 55 days.