'BEAUTY' and 'THE BEAST'
Many years of research by reputable
medical bodies has shown that:
* nicotine is more addictive
* women who smoke have twice the additional risk of heart
attacks, strokes and lung cancer
* lung cancer kills three times the number of American women
than breast cancer
* smoking is linked to early menopause
* the aging effect of smoking on the skin is worse for women
Smoking cigarettes accelerates
the aging process. And this is proven!
Here's What Smoking Does
Smoking Harms Your Hair
Smokers are 4 times more likely
to have these problems with their hair.
* The chemicals in cigarettes
starve your hair of oxygen and make it dull, lifeless and
* Smoking can cause your hair to break off.
* It can cause dull, lank and smelly hair.
* It contributes to hair loss, graying and balding.
Smoking Ruins Your Skin
* It causes premature aging
of the skin and ruins your complexion.
* Loss of skin glow and vitality.
* It causes premature facial wrinkling and leathery skin.
* Smoking can also lead to crow's feet.
* Smoking causes varicose veins.
* Your skin develops poor healing abilities.
* It can cause skin cancer.
* Improves chances of developing psoriasis.
* It slows your skin’s healing rate.
Smoking reduces the amount
of blood flowing to the skin and dries it out. It constructs
the tiny capillaries that nourish the skin. Smoking prevents
oxygen and nutrients from getting to the skin . Over time,
this means the skin loses elasticity and gets more wrinkled.
The appearance of wrinkled, pale and grayish skin is four
to five times more frequent in smokers than non-smokers. In
1971 an extensive study showed that the facial skin of long-term
smokers was so terribly wrinkled that they looked as if they
were 20 years older! Talk about not aging well.
Quitting smoking improves the
blood supply to the skin and gives previously pale skin a
more 'natural' appearance. A smoker's skin is more apt to
wrinkle because the skin's vitamin A content is low compared
with that for a non-smoker. Vitamin A protects the skin against
strong chemical substances that may damage or destroy it.
Smoking also gets in the way of absorption of vitamin C -
a vital antioxidant for skin protection and health By quitting,
you will improve your skin tone and color. You are less likely
to get wrinkles around your eyes and mouth from squinting
when smoke gets in your eyes and puckering up when you draw
on a cigarette.
Tips to Improve Your Skin
The grayish color of the skin
is one of the many problems caused by smoking. If you want
to look fresh, “attack“ the problem internally.
Eat fruits rich in vitamin C and foods containing zinc. They
stimulate the formation of collagen which is important for
the skin. Eat wheat, oat flakes and fish - they are the main
source of zinc. To replenish the lack of vitamin A, eat lettuce
and carrots. Vitamin E is “responsible“ for the
youth of your skin. Exfoliate, get facials, use night creams,
and take supplements and multivitamins. One of the best multivitamins
on the market for smokers and those people who are trying
to quit, is Smokers Choice™ MultiVitamins.
Nutritional support is a must
if you are in this category. As most people know, smoking
depletes levels of essential vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants
from the body system.
Smokers Choice™ is a
vitamin and antioxidant supplement to address the nutritional
needs of today’s smokers, those who have recently quit
& people exposed to secondhand smoke. Smokers Choice™
is specially formulated with powerful antioxidants. It has
more of the ingredients shown to help your body fight the
harmful effects of smoking.
And, it is designed to be safer
for smokers than other products on the market. Smokers Choice™
is specifically designed to counteract the potential effect
that smoking may have. This formula encompasses those nutrients
known to be depleted by smoking and have been shown to be
at very low levels in most smokers. By replacing these nutrients
and adding other nutrients known to strengthen the natural
immune system, you may be able to greatly reduce the risks
associated with smoking.
Smokers Choice™ contains
no Beta-Carotene. Beta-Carotene has been found in multiple
clinical studies to be potentially harmful to cigarette smokers.
Yet, just about every multi-vitamin on the market contains
Beta-Carotene. That's simply because those products are designed
More Tips to Improve Your
* consume a daily diet of
* eat many fresh vegetables and fruits
* eat fish and chicken
* take vitamin C daily
* drink at least 1.5 liter mineral water daily
* limit the alcohol and caffeine intake
* exercise regularly
* apply nourishing creams every day and use a night cream
* your skin care products should contain retinol, vitamins
Smoking Wrecks Your Teeth
* Teeth Discoloration and
* Causes tooth decay and hot/cold sensitivity.
* It can cause oral or mouth cancer.
* It can lead to premature tooth loss and bad breath
* Gum disease. Smoking makes it harder for saliva to remove
germs in your mouth so you have more chance of getting gum
* Causes changes in the way you bite.
* Frequent bad breath.
* It can cause loose teeth or the gums separating from the
* It affects how partials and dentures fit.
Smoking and Your Lips
Smoking makes your lips dark
and unattractive. The cells situated in the bottom of the
epidermis are affected by smoking causing your lips to darken.
Smoking and Your Eyes
If you smoke, you risk developing
cataracts and macular degeneration (deterioration of the retina
of the eye resulting in the gradual loss of eyesight). This
condition affects smokers nearly twice as much as non-smokers.
Unfortunately, the risk of macular degeneration is only slightly
reduced after giving up smoking.
If you smoke, you run an increased
risk of developing cataracts. Smoking is one of the leading
causes of visual impairment and blindness. The blood vessels
in the retina are sensitive, and can be easily damaged by
smoke. Smoking gives rise to a bloodshot appearance in the
mucous membrane of the eye.
How Smoking Affects Your
* Poor circulation causing
cold fingers. One cigarette can reduce the blood supply to
the skin for more than an hour.
* Peripheral vascular disease - It causes either acute or
chronic ischemia (lack of blood supply).
* Arteriosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the
blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of
the arteries that supply the legs and feet. This causes a
decrease in blood flow that can injure nerves and other tissues.
* Tar stained fingers and
Smoking Can Alter Your Body
Smoking can create an imbalance in women's hormone levels,
which can lead to changes in body shape. You may have heard
the saying that smokers tend to be thinner than non-smokers.
However, smoking actually affects the endocrinal system -
the glands that secrete hormones - and changes body shape,
increasing the waist-to-hip ratio. Therefore, despite possibly
weighing less, smokers tend to be pot-bellied with spindly
legs, probably due to smoking upsetting the hormone levels,
thus causing smokers to store the normal amount of fat in
an abnormal way, which gives rise to the 'apple' shape. Quitting
means your body can get back to normal and recover from the
effects of smoking. Stop accelerating the aging process. Undo
the damage wrought by smoking.
Look and Feel Better * Quit