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Drinking, Smoking, & Junk Food Can Affect Your Appearance.

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    How Drinking, Smoking, And Eating Junk Food Can Affect Your Appearance.

    A before-and-after image of 42-year-old writer Anna Magee: now (left), and what she is projected to look like after smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 10 years (right).

    When it comes to cigarettes, alcohol, and junk food, the focus is often on the impact on health, but not necessarily how it will affect appearance in the long term. Besides staining your teeth from red wine or smoke, or putting on a few pounds from excess carbs, how bad can it possibly make us look? Pretty bad, according to 42-year-old freelance journalist Anna Magee. She was guest-editing a magazine called Expert Beauty when a surgeon named Charles Nduka commissioned a piece on smoking. He put Magee in touch with with Auriole Prince, a forensic artist who creates digital images of what people will look like over time based on their lifestyles. While Magee herself has noticed small signs of aging and has received cheek fillers and Botox injections, she wondered what she'd look like 10 years from now given different lifestyle factors. Prince created three projected images of Magee showing her face one decade from now after smoking a pack a day, drinking two glasses of wine a day, and indulging in sugar, cakes, junk food and refined carbs. Magee posted them on her blog. The results are jarring, but she insists her project was not merely a scare tactic.

    "My hope is simply that people will see what a huge difference lifestyle can make to the way you look,' Magee told us. "Warnings about lung cancer and heart disease, though real, are not as confronting and immediate as such images, and if anyone out there is as vain as I am, something like this, I imagine, would be more powerful at prompting a bit of a lifestyle rethink than any stats or docs' warnings. I am a health writer and really loathe wrist-slapping stories so am always looking for surprising and novel angles and ways of reporting health."

    With that in mind, here are the before-and-after photos of what Magee will look like 10 years from now with unhealthy lifestyle choices. The photo above shows how the writer will look at age 52 if she smoked a pack of cigarettes a day over an entire decade. A survey of over 1,000 Yahoo! users found that only 28% of smokers admit to being addicted and dependent on cigarettes with 72% claiming "I choose when I smoke and can go without at any time." But as these images show, long-term smoking can cause tooth damage, deep wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and sagging brow, eyelids, and cheeks. Dental surgeon Dr. Simon Darfoor told Magee:"Smoking also leads to gum disease and tooth loss with 42% of smokers aged over 60 having none of their own teeth." In the Yahoo! survey, 41% of the people ages 18-34 said they only smoke in a social setting, but if you want to avoid these nasty signs of aging, every cigarette may count. Fifty-six percent of people ages 18-34 said they smoke when drinking a double whammy. Let's see how Magee would look after a decade of drinking...

    Photo by: annamagee.wordpress.com

    HAZOLE JF-Expert Member

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    A PICTURE OF magee please.
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    Mzalendo80 JF-Expert Member

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    X-Paster nasikia Jukwaa la Dini limekushinda, sasa umepewa hili Jukwaa la Udakitari. Your Qualification please kuhusiana na hili Jukwaa la madakitari

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    u r right mzalendo.... Povu limemshinda