HEALTH: SMOKING AND SKIN HEALTH

HEALTH: SMOKING AND SKIN HEALTH

—DR. JOSHUA FOX

HEALTH: SMOKING AND SKIN HEALTH. DR. JOSHUA FOX, dermatologist and founder of ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY and THE CENTER FOR LASER AND COSMETIC SURGERY in New York:

“While most Americans are keenly aware of the potentially deadly health consequences of cigarette smoking on the heart and lungs, many smokers don’t realize the effects that smoking can have on the health of their skin. The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Although we can do many things to care for our skin on the surface, the health of our skin, like all of the body’s organs, is largely influenced by what goes into our bodies as well. Cigarette smoking can harm the skin, from aging it prematurely to increasing the risk of a dangerous skin cancer. “

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