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We’ve all heard or read about how unhealthy smoking is for the skin as well as, the entire body. Everything we believe that smoking does for us (helps us concentrate, talk better, think better, yada,) are completely untrue. In fact, it’s the opposite.

I never really saw for myself just how bad smoking is until I was a part of a two-week laser school after graduating esthetician school.  

A woman came in for an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment. She had a face lift one year ago and had lied to her plastic surgeon about stopping smoking (he couldn’t smell it on her?). She continued to smoke after surgery as well. After her two week check up and the doctor being alarmed about what was happening to her face as the skin literally began to die from lack of oxygen, he tried desperate measures to save her before beginning skin grafts.

I finally saw the truth in smoking. This lady appeared to have scar material on both sides of her face. She told all of us in the class, “After my doctor explained to me what I was doing to myself, I left his office and got into my car and lit a cigarette.”  

How is that for addiction?


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      Sandra Chaplin wrote Sep 6, 2008
    • Diane!
      I'm bless because I've smoked for thirty-four years and my skin is not that bad, what my inside look like I don't know. It's been seven months now and inwardly I feel fine.
      I can walk now with out whizzing, and I can walk for a long amount of time. My sense of smell and taste is more keen than it ever been.
      As much as I had enjoyed smoking I couldn’t stand the smell on me or others, and in my car. I pray everyday that I will not start back smoking, I even dream that I did start back, but I pray that’s all it was a dream.
      I’m taking each day as they come, and know that everyday will be a challenge.

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