What a Drag: Smoking and Your Skin Quiz

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What color complexion do smokers often develop?

Smokers tend to develop yellowish skin tones.

True or false: Smoking causes your skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

True. Smoking accelerates the skin's aging process.

How many years does it take for permanent skin changes to happen if you smoke?

Smoking can cause your skin to age prematurely after just a short while, but effects become permanent after just 10 years.

If you smoke, what area of your skin usually shows signs of premature aging?

Smoking may damage the skin on your face as well as on your inner arms and below your neck.

True or false: Wrinkles caused by smoking are not permanent.

False. Skin damage caused by smoking is most definitely permanent.

Why does smoking cause wrinkles?

Nicotine narrows the blood vessels in your skin, which reduces the amount of available oxygen and damages the connective fibers that keep your skin looking young and healthy.

How many chemicals in tobacco smoke contribute to skin damage?

There are more than 4,000 skin-damaging chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

In addition to the damage nicotine causes, which of the following also contributes to smoking-related skin damage?

All of these habits plus tobacco smoke may cause premature skin damage including wrinkling and crow's feet.

What do collagen and elastin do for your skin?

Collagen and elastin are proteins in your skin that help keep it strong, give it elasticity and keep it looking youthful.

Facial wrinkles can be seen in smokers as early as what age?

Microscopic facial wrinkles can be detected in smokers as young as 20 years old.

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About This Quiz

Mirror, mirror upon the wall. Who is the wrinkliest of them all? Smoking can cause more than lung cancer -- how much do you know about how smoking affects your skin?

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