aprilage-quit-smoking.jpg The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is now being put effect to help teens and adults curb smoking. Aprilage, a Canadian software company, has developed photo aging software which takes your photograph and ages it 60 years to show you how you would look like in 60 years, if you smoke a packet of cigarettes per day. The software also show how you would look like if you didn’t smoke and lets potential smokers see the 2 versions.

According to statistics, 23% of the teens smoke, despite the health warnings. Experts say that despite health warnings and pictures of the damage done to the internal organs is not shocking enough for the teens. Pictures of what it can do to the outside may do the trick.

A few teens that have used the software were shocked to see the discoloration of the face and wrinkled skin.