Middle age? Don't smoke.

If you are middle aged then you need to be aware of the added risk of smoking at this point in your life.

It's not just about smelling bad, rotting your teeth and lungs, it can also help to increase your risk of dementia.

Heavy smoking in middle age can double your risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia 20 years later.

A study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine done with 21,123 members of a health plan who took part in the survey while in their 50's and 60's show that smoking threatens your health later in life.

With the economy the way it is, why send that hard earned money up in smoke? Talk to your doctor, friends and family. You can quit if you want to.