Counsel That You Can Trust & Depend On

The Detriments of Smoking Shows on Your Face – Not Smoking Is Good for Your Looks!

Guy DiMartino Oct. 31, 2014

Michigan City Indiana lawyer discusses a recent medical journal article that clearly shows the detriments of smoking and explains how smoking can negatively impact an accident and injury claim.

A recent medical journal article shows the detrimental effects of a five year difference in smoking have on a twins faces. A study comparing the faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear—the habit does prematurely age a person's skin, taking a serious toll on looks even after just five years. The researches' said

Smoking harms virtually every organ in the body, including your skin

Smoking can affect a person's skin tone by robbing cells of needed oxygen

It's widely known that tobacco causes cardiac problems and disrupts oxygenation

Getting good oxygenation really affects a person's complexion

I have seen the detrimental effects on recovery from personal injuries. For instance, many surgeons' require patients to stop smoking before they will perform neck and back surgery. Here is some of the medical research to back up the surgeons' recommendations.

Smoking had a significant negative impact on healing and clinical recovery after multilevel anterior cervical decompression and fusion with autogenous interbody graft for radiculopathy or myelopathy. Since smoking had no apparent effect upon the healing of autogenous iliac-crest or fibular strut grafts, subtotal corpectomy and autogenous strut-grafting should be considered when a multilevel anterior cervical decompression and fusion is performed in patients who are unable or unwilling to stop smoking prior to surgical treatment.

Smoking in the days and weeks before surgery can lead to morbidity and complications for many surgical procedures.

Recent medical research said that it cannot find a cause and effect relationship between poor surgical outcomes and smoking.

This I do know, insurance defense lawyers and insurance adjusters will try to make every excuse not to pay a person injured in an accident. I frequently hear arguments that the client's poor outcome was their fault because of smoking, weight or other destructive behavior. Smoking definitely has bad effects on the body and if you've been injured in an accident, it would probably be in your best interest to try to stop or at least cut down on your smoking. Your skin may also like it!