Recent piece by Laurie McGinley in the Washington Times is important from the point of general health. The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette daily over their lifetime had a 64% higher risk of earlier death, and those smoking 1-10 cigarettes daily had 87 percent greater risk.
In other words, as NCI researcher Maki Inoue Choi observed, “The message is that there is no safe level of smoking.” The study analyzed data for almost 300,000 adults in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Participants were age 59 to 82 at the start of the study, which found that health risks were lower for those who had quit, especially at earlier ages.
There have been frequent findings by scientists that smoking damages lungs, increases risk of strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Engaged in the skin health business for years, the R&D team at Herbally Radiant has been cautioning its customers to abstain from smoking. Smoking adversely affects the state of skin’s health in many ways. Smokers are four times as likely as non-smokers to feel unrested after a night’s sleep. Adequate sleep is an important factor in promoting freshness of skin. To create the calming and relaxed effect on skin, Herbally Radiant uses some Essential Oils. But smoking adversely interferes with this.
Smoking also leads to inflammation and decreases immune function of the body. This again plays out against the skin. It enhances the scaly skin condition. The risk of psoriasis goes up by twenty per cent, even second hand smoking during pregnancy has adverse consequences.
At Herbally Radiant, experts have conclusively found that smoking leads to premature aging signs. The deepening of black spots under eyes is another adverse factor.
So, apart from nutritious balanced food, abstaining from smoking is equally important when it comes to preserving the health of skin, and preventing premature aging signs reflected by increasing lines and wrinkles.