Study Confirms: Yes, Smoking Does Age You and Gives You 'Smokers Face'

We all know a smoker who looks older than their age and researchers have confirmed its because of two genetic variants that non-smokers don't have and according to the findings published in PLOS Genetics.

And it gets uglier: Tobacco use in movies rated PG-13 increased 120 percent between 2010 and 2018 and jumped 57 percent in all films, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts at the US Surgeon General’s Office have long warned that Hollywood’s depictions of tobacco as a “social norm” will make impressionable PG-13 audiences “more likely to smoke.”

According to, smoking can lead to several unattractive outcomes.

Smoking cigarettes leads to yellowing of the teeth, more cavities and an increased risk of losing your teeth at a young age; it makes your skin dry, sallow and more wrinkled due to a loss of elasticity caused by smoke; you may also develop tell-tale wrinkles around your mouth caused by puckering. Depending on when you start smoking, these symptoms can set in during your early 30s.

Learn more about Smokers Face here.

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