Smoking is Unattractive

Smoking is Unattractive

Cigarette ads show beautiful people doing fun things while they smoke. However, in reality smoking doesn't make people look good, it's just the opposite. 

Smoking stains and yellows your teeth.

Smoking can cause tooth lose. Smokers are up to six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. 

Smoking stains your fingers and fingernails. 

Smoking can thin your hair and make men go bald. Experts think the toxic chemicals in smoke can damage the DNA in hair follicles causing thin hair that tends to go gray sooner than nonsmokers. Men who smoke are about twice as likely to lose their hair as nonsmokers.

Smoking creates wrinkles on your face.

Smoking can can make your skin look grayish.  A 1985 study came up with the term Smoker’s Face to describe certain facial characteristics, such as wrinkles, gauntness, and a gray appearance of the skin, caused by smoking.  Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discolored. 

Smoking makes your breath, hair and clothes smell bad. 

Smoking may even cause belly fat. A 2009 study in the Netherlands found that smokers had more visceral fat than nonsmokers. This deep fat pads internal organs and can accumulate in your midsection.