You may have heard that smoking ages you, but is that true? How does smoking make people look older?
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Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes
“Studies investigating the impact on mortality of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors such as smoking tend to report death rates, death rate ratios, odds ratios, or the chances of smokers reaching different ages. These findings may also be converted into differences in life expectancy. We estimated how much life is lost in smoking one cigarette.”
Smoking really does make you look older, a twin study confirms
“In what is perhaps the best detail of the study, researchers used the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio (the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World!”) to round up the 79 identical pairs they include in the report. A panel of three plastic surgery residents compared the faces of the twins, one of which had been smoking for at least five years longer than the other.”
Yes, Cigarettes ARE Making Your Skin Age Faster
“When it comes to convincing smokers to quit, warning of health dangers is commonplace… but appealing to smokers’ vanity might be equally effective. So what exactly are the cosmetic claims against cigarette smoke?”
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Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev