1. If you have smoked for most of your life, it's not worth stopping now.
2. Older smokers who try to quit are more likely to stay off cigarettes.
3. Smokers get tired and short of breath more easily than nonsmokers the same age.
4. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke among adults 60 years of age and older.
5. Quitting smoking can help those who have already had a heart attack.