Can quitting smoking help my skin look younger?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
One of the benefits of quitting smoking is a younger-looking skin. Smoking accelerates wrinkling and the loss of elasticity that causes skin to sag as people age, so quitting will slow these skin changes down to a normal pace. Your skin tone will improve as well.

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