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just wondering, but i smoke a pack a day. don't really have horrible skin...just got it recently unfortunatley. i always had great skin though my teen years and now i'm 19 and getting it?! for god's sake, i thought i was safe!!! but yeah, ya think smoking may be a cause for it?

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just wondering, but i smoke a pack a day. don't really have horrible skin...just got it recently unfortunatley. i always had great skin though my teen years and now i'm 19 and getting it?! for god's sake, i thought i was safe!!! but yeah, ya think smoking may be a cause for it?

You sound like your not a happy smoker!

I smoked for 10 years and gave up in June. My skin is no better really acne wise although it does appear a bit brighter. I feel fabulous though!!! Go on - You can do it!!!!!

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believe me woman, i'm trying!!! it's just the routine ya know? verrry hard to break. but i'm confident. and yes, i know i will feel so much better about myself and just in general. and it's only been 3 years, some people have smoked for 20 years and quit. i can do it too!!!

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No mean to deter you from quiting, because you really should. But my skin became about 10xs worse acne-wise this time that I quit. I think it has to do with bowel movements. Smoking always brought on an urge for me to use the restroom. After I quit, my colon has became pretty sluggish. I do look a little younger though maybe since made it very hard for my eyes to heal after crying or whatnot. Under my eyes would become black and blue and very puffy. When I quit smoking, it doesn't get that bad. But I still have the dark circles left over from the swelling that I got from that period.

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I quit smoking after 10 years.

All smokers out there, take my advice and do the same !

It's expensive, and bad for you - we all know that. I just

recently lost a close relative due to smoking. He died of

blocked airways due to many years of smoking !

Be healthy.

LeoJohn :razz:

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I started smoking recently, and it slightly improved my acne. Perhaps it was pure coincidence.

tisk tisk. No flames though (no pun intended).

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Eventually, smoking is going to affect your skin's ability to heal, and you may end up with bad pits and scars.

Do yourself a favor ... take a look at some longtime smokers. Note their horrible skin tone and nasty yellowed teeth.

Stay young and gorgeous longer. Quit now!

Q

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Smoking puts an extra burden on your liver. It's your liver's job to filter out toxins, cleanse the blood, produce bile, hormones, vitamins... I could go on and on. I'd say it's the most important organ. So stop polluting yourself! Our environment is already filled with toxins... so why add more?

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Depends on the person. My friend who smokes and has smoked for years now has the most flawless skin I've EVER seen. She has nilch marks and a great glow. The only signs of smokin is a cough every so often.

But... I never have understood the joy of smokin (and yes, I've tried smokin numerous times), it just seems like a toll on the wallet for an extra habit. The good thing is, anytime you want to stop, ur lungs will completely replace themselves in a span of 6 months, so ur pretty much as good as new after that.. well perhaps with a few smokin lines around the mouth or sth, but we all get wrinkles in the end.

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Smoking may have little or no effect on acne whatsoever. I doubt you will really care about your acne when you have lung cancer or emphysema.

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i thought i was safe!!! but yeah, ya think smoking may be a cause for it?

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What does smoking actually do to the skin?

- Smoking causes drying of the surface of the skin as nicotine is a diuretic

- It reduces the vitamin A levels in the skin

- Smoking affects matrix metalloprotienases (MMPs) causing collagen to degrade and elastin to fragment

- While aging from the sun happens in the higher levels of the skin (dermis), smoking predominantly affects the lower, deeper part

- Smoking lowers the blood supply to the skin and reduces collagen production. Both of which slow healing in the skin

- This slow healing has an influence after surgery including after cosmetic surgery or laser resurfacing. It prolongs the healing process and increases the risk of complications

- Nicotine, carbon monoxide and hydrogencyanide have toxic effects on healing tissue

- Some suggest that nicotine may suppress the immune system to increase susceptibility of viral infections of the skin such as warts

More on how smoking affects your skin: How stopping smoking improves your skin

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True. I also can recommend checking vapingdaily.com community. It's my favorite website on the topic of vaping for sure, many useful articles about gear helped me a lot to choose my stuff. Bought a mod by their recommendation half a year ago and still pleased with it. Oh, and I'm sure they covered the matter of health issues, it's also of great use.

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