A new study from the American Cancer Society analyzed mortality trends among more than 2-million smokers for the past 50 years.
And the news is not good particularly for women: the rate of death for lung cancer and chronic lung disease in women has increased substantially in female smokers.
What's more -- the research found both male and female smokers can expect to die a full decade earlier than their friends who've never smoked.
But there was good news, if someone quits before the age of 40, they gain almost a decade of life.
Compared to non-smokers -- male and female smokers had nearly identical risks for lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease and heart disease.