25 Feb 2015

Smoking Research - Professor Emily Banks

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 25 February 2015

A new study has found that two thirds of smokers will die from a smoking-related illness. But it's also found that if people quit before they turn 45 they have a good chance of recovering from much of the damage tobacco is doing to their bodies. The study from the Australian National University, published in BMC Medicine, provides what the researchers say is the first large-scale direct evidence on the relationship of smoking to mortality in Australia. Professor Emily Banks speaks with us from Sydney.