Benefits to Your Appearance

Benefits to Your Appearance

In addition to helping you live a longer, healthier life, quitting smoking can actually make you look younger and improve your appearance. Consider that:

  • Smoking causes the skin to wrinkle prematurely, having the unfortunate effect of aging a person beyond their years. Quitting now will improve your skin tone and color.
  • Smoking stains your teeth and fingernails yellow. Quitting smoking can halt these effects.
  • Even if you brush your teeth regularly, smoking causes bad breath.
  • Smoke clings to clothes and hair, causing you to have a perpetual odor of cigarette smoke.

Learn more about the benefits for family and friends.

Smoking Fact

Cigarette smoking is currently at a lower rate than at any point since the start of World War II. However, an estimated 25 percent of men and 20 percent of women still smoke cigarettes.