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Another Reason To Stop Smoking: Acne

Aside from the countless health reasons to quit smoking, there are vanity reasons as well. Smoking doesn't just cause wrinkles, it has been connected with a type of acne. A recent Italian study found a connection between smoking and non-inflammatory acne (NIA), characterized by many types of blemishes we try to avoid: blocked pores, large white heads and small cysts.

In a study of 1,000 women, 40% of those who smoked had non-inflammatory acne, compared to only 10% of the non-smoking women who participated. While the authors of the study do admit there are other factors involved like stress and hormonal fluctuation, there still seems to be enough evidence connecting smoking and NIA.

If you are looking to quit smoking, check out these tips from the American Cancer Society. Giving up cigarettes is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body and face!


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Acne-Free Acne-Free 8 years
Smoking does not cause acne but can affect immune system and mess with your skin. This can make it easier for acne to grow. Luckily I am not a smoker, but I really feel for you smokers with acne. Here is a good list of acne do's and don'ts for those looking to get rid of their acne.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i don't smoke and i'm sorta.. proud of it.. hahahahha
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 9 years
smoking causes acne?? wow didn't know that.. you learn something new everyday! :)
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Wish quitting smoking had cleared up my face. =P *sigh*
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