Repair skin damage from smoking?

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Question from Betty: Is there any way to repair the damage smoking has done to my skin now that I have quit?
Answers - Mary Gail Mercurio Smoking is yet another external and easily preventable and easily controllable factor that enhances premature aging.
Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph. If you smoke, do everything you can to stop. Whether it's a self-induced program or a group program that offers you long-term support.
Mary Gail Mercurio Much to my dismay, many of my young women patients who smoke are more impressed with the fact that the smoking can cause their skin to age prematurely than with the fact that it can cause lung cancer. Whatever it takes to convince these women is the main goal.
Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph. Again, this is the breast cancer environment but lung cancer in women is rapidly increasing in the United States and is mostly preventable.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called No Hair, New Hair, Skin Care featured Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D., Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions on the physical side effects of breast cancer treatment, and what you can do about them.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2001.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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