Heavy smoking causes faces to look older

Smoker’s Face– a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage, researchers have warned.

“We searched across thousands of traits to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as identifying several known adverse effects such as on lung health, we also identified an adverse effect of heavier smoking on facial aging,” said study author Louise Millard from the University of Bristol in the UK.

According to the study, published in the journal LOS Genetics, some people carry one or two copies of a genetic variant that is associated with heavier tobacco use.

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