Smoking is notorious for damaging the lungs, putting smokers at risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking can also cause heart disease and stroke. Smoking harms every organ and can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body. It can also drastically change a person’s physical appearance. Just look at the photos of the twins below. In each pair, one smokes and one doesn’t and you can clearly see the difference.Quitting isn’t easy, sometimes you have to quit many times before it actually sticks. It can be done if you have the right support system and the right plan.
Did you know it can also take a toll on your skin and face? It can make a person appear a lot older than they actually are.
In some situations, you might not even be able to tell that a pair of twins are even twins when one of them is a smoker. The difference between their physical appearances can be drastic.
Can you see the difference between their skin complexions? It’s hard to believe that they’re even the same age.
The twin on the right has, it’s pretty obvious when you compare their faces. The man on the right has a lot more wrinkles than the one on the left.
At first glance, you can immediately tell that the woman on the left is much healthier.
Judging from how much more wrinkled the woman’s face on the left is, it’s pretty evident she’s the smoker of the two. Smoking cigarettes causes premature aging.
The woman on the left has. She’s abusing her body by smoking so much and it shows in these photos.
These two don’t even look like twins. Not to mention, the woman on the right just overall looks more tired and depleted of energy.
You can see the differences in their upper and lower lip and in their lower lid eye bags.
Not only does the woman on the left look way healthier, she looks more happy. She’s literally smiling while her sister on the right is frowning.
The woman on the left is a nonsmoker, making the one on the right the smoker. The differences are clear when comparing the lines between their noses and mouths.
This is why some smokers’ skin looks unhealthy. A smoker’s face can be very unappealing — out of the 100 most popular profile photos on one dating service, only two were photos of avid smokers.
The chemicals in tobacco gather in the hair, making it brittle. It can even make hair break off before its fully grown.
It can potentially cause high blood pressure, cancer, a stroke, and ultimately shorten a person’s lifespan.
A typical smoker is unable to run or dive underwater as long as nonsmokers. In addition, there is a high risk of chronic obstructive lung disease as a smoker ages.
It robs the skin of oxygen and nutrients. This is why some smokers may appear pale or have uneven coloring.
“In young nonsmokers, we don’t usually see a lot of uneven skin tone,” Keri says. “But this develops more quickly in people who smoke.”
“Smoking weakens the skin’s blood circulation, which increases the risk of infections.”
There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. Some of those chemicals can cause the destruction of elastin and collagen.
Keri says that smoking or being around secondhand smoke “degrades the building blocks of the skin.” This can cause to deeper wrinkles and more skin to sag.
Not only does it affect the appearance of your face, but also your figure. Body parts that used to be firm may start drooping such as inner arms and breasts.
First, you’ll get the smoker’s pucker. Second, you’ll start forming lines around you lips due to the loss of elasticity.
Although age spots can develop on anyone that spends too much time in the sun, smokers can be prone to a quicker development. In the image below, you can see that the sister who does smoke has much more age spots than the one who doesn’t.
Yellow teeth is the least of their worries when it comes to a smoker’s dental hygiene. Smoking can cause bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss, and mouth cancer. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their teeth.
Nicotine can also turn a person’s fingers and nails yellow. In addition, smoking can decrease the blood circulation to your fingers leading to infections like nail fungus.
Quitting cigarettes will get rid of that lingering smell that’s in smokers’ breath, hair, and clothes once in for all.
Over 4,000 chemicals get released into the air when smokers exhale. A lot of those chemicals are carcinogens that cause cancer.
The chemicals in cigarettes can cause the lungs to become congested and prone to infection. Long term exposure to can ultimately break down the walls of the lungs’ airways.
It affects a person’s overall health and causes the body to age faster than it should. Do you think today is a good day to finally quit?