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Old 09-10-2019, 05:25 AM
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Ever wonder how many years from our life expectancy we sacrifice because of our smoking? Well, smoking isn't the only matter of consideration, other important factors are gender, weight, fitness, diabetes, alcohol consumption, etc. A life expectancy calculator can give you some idea, barring something going really awry, of how many years you'll have, using the same kinds of actuarial algorithms that are used by the insurance industry. Here's a link:

https://www.blueprintincome.com/tools/life-expectancy-calculator-how-long-will-i-live/

I got an estimated life expectancy of 78 years, which was 6.7 years lower than my "peer group." Quitting smoking would add 3.3 - 5.8 years to my life expectancy.

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84. I’ll take that.
Some comments:
Rating your health is rather subjective: fair good excellent.
How did you rate yours? I said excellent... no chronic illness, BP at last routine check was 90/70 heart rate 50.
Apparently I don’t drink enough alcohol. 0 is too low, gotta fix that.
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I rated mine "very good." My basis is that I rarely get sick, I often go two or more years without getting a single cold; my blood work is all normal; blood pressure is normal (usually upper 120s systolic, mid-80s diastolic -- I take my blood pressure every morning); resting heart rate around 70 bpm; I take no prescription medications; and physicians have commented that my heart and lungs sound "fine" every time I have a physical examination (every 6 months). I'm fine with 78.

How many years would be added if you quit smoking?

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Quitting smoking 10+ years would get me to 96. Too old!
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You are still fairly young. One would expect most people in their thirties to be in optimal health, and that of course would have bearing on the calculator's results. I think the results probably become more accurate the older you get.
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I agree with that. Don’t know what you’re gonna get til you get it. Plus, the year you are born impacts your life expectancy.
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I think another important measure of what you can expect is family history. Seven of my father's siblings were smokers, the average of their longevity was 82.5 years. The three non-smokers averaged 85 years. That's not much of a difference.

No one in my family, on either side, ever got lung cancer.

My only "chronic illness" is arthritis in my knees, but that wouldn't shorten life expectancy -- it only makes one wish for it to be shortened!

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My current life expectancy is 85; If I were to quit smoking today, it would be 87.
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My current life expectancy is 85; If I were to quit smoking today, it would be 87.
That's pretty good! How did you compare with your "peer group"?

I wonder how much of a "premium" you got because of your gender.

Also, same question that docmarlboro asked me: how did you rate your general health?

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Mine only 63 if I keep smoking...I figured lucky I make it to 50 if that
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