Health minister hopes finding will spur smokers to quit

The health minister, Anna Soubry MP, has said she hopes the finding that smokers who quit can add years to their lives will spur them into action.

She said that she managed to quit smoking in her fifties and she feels much healthier as a result.

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Ex-smokers 'gain extra decade'

Women smokers can earn themselves 10 years of extra life by quitting the habit before middle age, say scientists.