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Effects of frequent alcohol use and smoking on your skin

My cousin is 21 and goes out drinking to at least a buzz 2-3 times a week. She's a pack a day smoker as well. Does anyone know when these bad habits will start affecting her skin and aging her? I need info to go to her with.


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Health

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  • gradually - Why wait? Ask hi,/her to quick now!
    Smokers not only develop wrinkles and yellow teeth, they also lose bone density, which increases their risk of osteoporosis a condition that causes older people to become bent over and their bones to break more easily. Smokers also tend to be less active than nonsmokers because smoking affects lung power.

    •Bad skin. Because smoking restricts blood vessels

    Answer by Ahealthyskin at 10:56 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • bad...just bad. alcohol sucks the moisture out of your skin, and smoking ages you by weakening your body, which means your skin as well

    Answer by aliishott2 at 10:36 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • i have been smoking for about 12 yrs now i will be 27 in a few days and i smoke a pack and a half a day...yeah i know it is a lot...i do not drink but smoke way too much want to stop but i feel like i will have so much gaps in my anyways i dont think it has affected me YET but the day is coming so i will be coming back to see what others scared

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 10:36 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Depends on if she's doing any other drugs, genetics and all that. But at 21, she's really probably not gonna listen anyway.

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 10:50 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • She's already getting a smoker's cough at night

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 10:56 AM on Oct. 3, 2010