A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who smoke cut their life span short by at least 10 years.
Doctors say if smokers don't quit, it will lead to dire consequences.
The findings were even worse for women, as their risk of dying of lung cancer was more than 25 times higher than for men, the study said.
The study also found that people who quit actually gained back several years of their life.
You can read the study on the New England Journal of Medicine website.
Keep the rain gear and jackets handy for your Friday evening out. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities. Rain will change to a wintry mix tonight in the Poconos with a light slushy accumulation overnight.
We receive a dry break on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. A challenging trip to and from the Linc for the Eagles game!