If you are passionate smokers certainly often advise you to give up this habit. Highlighting all sorts of reasons - smoking is bad for the heart, lungs, brain and even sex life. But are you convinced enough of these statements? Would you quit a lot easier than cigarettes, if the unhealthy effects of smoking were less apparent. Probably different would your motivation if with each cigarette appeared a black point of your skin ...

In fact, smoking really harm our appearance - and below we offer 15 different ways that we really smoking negatively:

1. Bags under the eyes

Sure hate sleepless nights and the expression on your face in the morning. There are four times more likely not able to provide a full night me if you smoke, according to a study at the University "John Hopkins."

What caused this? It is assumed that the nicotine abstinence syndrome in the morning makes us restless and worse sleep quality.

2. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that can occur even if you have not touched a cigarette in my life. However, experts say that the risk of smokers to develop psoriasis is much higher than that of nonsmokers.

According to a study from 2007, if a person smokes a pack a day:
- For a period of 10 years, the risk of psoriasis increased by 20%;
- For a period of 11-20 years - 60%;
- For more than 20 years - with more than 100%.

Even passive smoking, for example during pregnancy or childhood was associated with a higher risk of developing psoriasis.

3. Repulsive smile

Everyone would like to have a pair of beautiful and healthy white teeth like the Hollywood star. If you smoke, divide by that dream - nicotine in cigarettes worse type of teeth.

Note that whitening treatments are far more expensive than a pack of cigarettes even after they rise. Professional procedures exceed 1000 lev

4. Premature aging and wrinkles

Experts agree that smoking accelerates the aging process, most visible on the skin. That's why smokers look up to 4 years older than nonsmokers, a recent study concludes.

What caused this? Smoking violates blood flow to the skin, making it dry.

5. Yellow fingers

Nicotine in cigarettes not only leads to yellowing of teeth, stained fingers and nails. However, if you search the inter net you will find many solutions to this problem - as a treatment of lemon juice with a solution of bleach and scrub with a wave. But would not it be much easier and less painful to just stop smoking?

6. A thin hair

If wrinkles on the skin not seem reason enough, smoking damages the hair. Experts suggest that toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the DNA molecule in the hair follicles. What is the end result? Smokers have thinner hair that tends to become gray sooner than nonsmokers.

Moreover, male smokers are twice as high risk of bald compared to nonsmokers (Other things being equal).

7. Scars

Nicotine causes constriction of blood vessels that restricts blood flow to the capillaries in the skin and other body parts. This lengthens the healing of wounds and scars accordingly making bigger and redder.

8. Loss of teeth

Smoking increases the risk of any problems with your teeth and gums, including oral cancer. According to the British study of 2005 smokers are six times more likely to develop gum disease, which can cause tooth loss.

9. The natural glow of skin missing

Ever wondered why do smokers skin looks gray and aged? A study conducted in 1985 also concluded that the characteristic smokers shall have the following features: wrinkles, weakness cheekbones cheekbones, gray appearance of the skin.

Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which replaces oxygen in the skin, and nicotine, which decreases blood flow, making it dry and unhealthy color. Smoking also predisposes to deficiency of many nutrients including vitamin C, which is involved in the prevention and rehabilitation of disorders of the skin.

10. Wound healing

Several studies have found that smokers do not recover well after surgery as face lift, tooth extraction and periodontal procedures. Thus even aesthetic procedures will give the necessary effect to remove wrinkles.

11. Warts

For reasons that are not fully understood, smokers have a higher risk of infection with the human papilloma virus - a large family of viruses that can cause warts including genital area.

Although genital warts are caused by sexually transmitted viruses, HPV-types, smoking is also a risk factor. According to the study, women who smoke are nearly four times the risk of genital warts compared with nonsmokers (Other things being equal).

12. Skin cancer

Smoking is proven leading cause of lung cancer, throat, mouth and esophagus. It is therefore not surprising that smoking increases risk of skin cancer.

A study of 2001 smokers were three times more likely to develop squamous cancers and that is the second most common skin cancer.

13. Stretch Marks

Nicotine in cigarettes damages the structures of certain connective tissue, resulting in skin gradually loses its elasticity and strength. Stretch marks usually appear when you gain weight, but smoking is a risk factor.

14. Slack belly

Cigarettes may suppress appetite, but a Dutch study found that smokers have more visceral fat than nonsmokers. They are fat deposits around internal organs in the central part of the body - the abdomen and "love handles." Besides affecting poor self-esteem and figure visceral fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

15. Cataracts

More than half of people develop some degree of cataract by the age of 80. Smoking increases the risk, as it has oxidative stress on the lens. Prolonged smoking can add up to 22% risk of developing cataracts.

Statistics show that the best way to quit smoking is the inner conviction of smoker that wants to quit. We do not want to convince you how harmful to smoke, but if we can give you a few more reasons to take the decision alone.

Author's Bio: 

The EZQuit program will allow you to become smoke free immediately, while eliminating the major side effects related to nicotine withdrawal.