smoking-damanges-skin.jpg The effects of smoking is a known fact. But till now the focus was generally on facial skin. Now researchers at the University of Michigan have concluded that smoking can cause skin damage in unexposed parts of the body also. The results of this research have been published in the Archives of Dermatology. The conclusion was reached after extensive testing of 82, 65 year old, smokers' and non-smokers' inner arms.

Skin deterioration caused due to smoking
a. Smoking is bad for skin all over the body.
b. It gives a yellowish tinge to skin.
c. The damage is directly related to the number of years a person has been smoking and the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
d. It leads to premature skin aging.
e. Its affects can also be seen in skin not exposed to sunlight.
f. It leads to a constriction of blood vessels beneath the skin.
g. This reduces the supply of blood to the skin.
h. It damages connective tissues that support the skin and internal organs.
i. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, it causes wrinkling of skin all over the body and not just the face.
j. The subjects of the study were 82 healthy participants whose upper inner right arms were tested for fine wrinkling.
k. It was found that smokers above 65 years had more severe wrinkling than non smokers.