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Updated 20 July 2014

Smoking and acne

Tobacco, while deteriorating the appearance of the skin over a period of time, in itself does not seem to cause acne.

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Smoking does have damaging effects on the skin over a number of years. Chemicals absorbed from tobacco smoke can damage connective tissue that lies underneath the skin, which results in wrinkling. People who have smoked for a long time usually have 'old-looking skin'.

But tobacco, while deteriorating the appearance of the skin over a period of time, in itself does not seem to cause acne. So, stopping smoking could be part of a general programme of overall skin improvement.

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