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The ways smoking RUINS your looks
The ways smoking RUINS your looks

You’re probably probably well aware of the heath risks posed by smoking…and you may have heard how it causes more wrinkles, yellow teeth, and makes you age faster in general.

Here are some more ways smoking can RUIN your looks from Health.com:

Cuts and Scrapes Are More Likely to Scar.  Nicotine causes something called vasoconstriction, a narrowing of the blood vessels that limits blood flow.  When smokers cut themselves, it generally takes longer to heal, and they’re more likely to have a scar there because of it.

You’re More Likely to Develop Psoriasis.  It’s a common autoimmune disorder that causes scaly patches of skin.  If you smoke a pack a day for 10 years, you’re 20% more likely to get it…and after 20 years, you’re 60% more likely.

It Gives You Bags Under Your Eyes.  Smokers are four times more likely to wake up feeling tired after a full night’s sleep.  One possible explanation is that your body is going through a little bit of nicotine withdrawal while you’re sleeping, which can cause you to toss and turn.

Smoking Makes Your Hair Thinner.  Some experts think the toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can damage the DNA in your hair follicles and might significantly increase your odds of going bald.

You’re More Likely to Lose Teeth.   Smokers are up to six times more likely to develop gum disease, which ultimately causes your teeth to fall out.

You’re More Likely to Get Stretch Marks.  Non-smokers get them too but nicotine damages the fibers and connective tissue in your skin, which makes it weaker and less elastic.  Stretch marks are usually worse if you’re a smoker, or recently smoked.

The best solution?  Quit…and if you haven’t started yet, DON’T!

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