Like alcohol, smoking and sunbathing affect your face. Part 2. Smoke
 Visible damage

Smoking leaves imprints on your face - you appear barely noticeable lines above the lips, corners of the mouth and around the eyes. This arises from the excess of free radicals released during smoking, they degrade the protective environment of the skin - destroys elastin and collagen, leading to loss of skin elasticity.

The characteristic difference between smokers - yellowness, languid expression; this is due to lack of blood flow, which supplies the skin with oxygen and vital nutrients. Everything else, the nicotine and tar in cigarettes, leave traces on your teeth, and Breath becomes the same as at the bottom of the ashtray.

Deep damage

"Smoking leads to more diseases than other bad habits," - said Professor Robert West, who teaches the study of tobacco at University College London. "Smoking kills twice as many people than its main competitor, the plan - obesity. Most smokers ages before nonsmokers, also are observed in smokers weakened lungs, early menopause, complicated osteoporosis, hair loss, retinal degeneration, anemia and other diseases. " Smoking also causes problems with the cardiovascular system, in nine out of ten cases, is the cause of lung cancer.

Good news

As soon as you stop smoking, the function of the circulatory system are restored, the skin will begin to receive the necessary amount of it of oxygen and nutrients and become shining again. The sooner you forget about this bad habit, the more useful it is for your lungs, that you will extend your life. "You can hope for a bright future, but the potential will not reveal your lungs, you will feel the lack of their operation by the forty years in the daily smoking. The volume of the lungs decreases with age, and smokers feel it's much faster, "- said Professor Robert West.

Another way to obtain health has been invented. Only hard work on himself will give a certain result. "Epidemiological studies have shown that people who smoked one to four cigarettes a day increases the risk of heart disease by 50% and double the risk of lung cancer," - says Professor West. "Smoking in a small amount does not reduce the risk of disease, as it is the first cigarettes account for the bulk harm" Smoking is associated with a rise up the escalator to death due to lung cancer: your life depends on what stage you are at. The good news is that no matter what stage you are now, it is important to your desire for improvement. Professor West says: "If you stop at the age of 35-44 years, you save ten years of life, when at the age of 45-54, save for five years if the age of 55 - that just four years"