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.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.