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Sunday 4 December 2016

Smoking is bad for your acne

Smoking not only causes wrinkles - it can worsen the effects of acne, scientists have found.

Scarring associated with the spotty condition is more severe in smokers.

Dr Raman Bhutani, a member of the research team from Harrogate said: "The correlation seen between smoking and severity of facial scarring could suggest that smoking can increase the severity of scarring in a susceptible person with acne."

The findings provide another reason for people to quit tobacco, say experts.

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