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In recent years, various efforts have been made to deter people from smoking, with even cigarette packets themselves featuring warnings about what smoking can do to your internal organs. Ironically, though, the damage which should be easiest to spot is sometimes overlooked – the harm that smoking can do to your looks.
For much of the 20th century, tobacco was associated with beauty and glamor. You only have to look at vintage movie bombshells such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe for proof of this. Today, however, we know the truth is far uglier.
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Over the last few decades, scientists discovered that smoking was behind a range of health problems and the habit came to be seen in a different light as it was increasingly linked with fatal diseases. The statistics are staggering, with an estimated six million people dying from smoking-related illnesses every year.