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How Does Smoking Affect Skin Ageing?

A study sought to find whether health and lifestyle factors affect the appearance of photoprotected skin, and specifically whether smoking affects skin ageing.

Objectives  To develop a reproducible photonumeric scale to assess photoprotected skin ageing and to determine whether health and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, affect skin ageing in photoprotected sites.

Design  Using standard photographs of participants’ upper inner arms, we created a 9-point photonumeric scale. Three blinded reviewers used the scale to grade the photographs. Participants answered multiple lifestyle questions.

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 The Jama Network
Authors: Yolanda R. Helfrich, Le Yu, Abena Ofori, Ted A. Hamilton, Jennifer Lambert, Anya King, John J. Voorhees and Sewon Kang.

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