London: A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.The study, by Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Martin O`Flaherty at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being, examined evidence from clinical trials and natural experiments.They found that a reduction in smoking has a positive impact on mortality rates in both individuals and populations within six months. Likewise, dietary improvements get very positive results within one to three years."Our research found that smoking bans and diet improvements powerfully and rapidly reduce chronic disease in both individuals and in the wider population," professor Capewell said.
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