Marijuana and Your Skin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

There is a clear public health message out there telling us that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health and harms your skin. But is the same true about smoking marijuana? It’s a simple question, but cannabis is a very complex plant.

The ingredients of the cannabis plant differ from those of the tobacco plant. But each produces thousands of chemicals that are similar when smoked. Marijuana smoke contains 33 cancer-causing chemicals. It delivers 4-times the tar to your lungs as a tobacco cigarette. Heating up the leaves releases free-radicals that damage the skin’s DNA.

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9 Ways Smoking Damages Your Skin – Smoking Causes More Than Wrinkles

When someone mentions the toll smoking takes on your skin, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us probably think of wrinkles, and with good reason. Some of the toxins in cigarette smoke damage collagen and elastin, which are fibrous components of skin that keep it firm and supple. This damage speeds up skin aging, making smokers more prone to wrinkles on their face and body…

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Dermatology Answers : Smoking Effects On Your Skin

The effects of smoking on the skin include rapid aging and weathering, which is even evident over the entire body. Discover the negative effects of smoking on the dermis with information from a practicing dermatologist in this free video on skin care.