Twins Study Shows Smoking Makes You Ugly

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    Think smoking doesn't take a toll on your face? A new study may give you some pause. Nesita Kwan reports. (Published Thursday, Oct 31, 2013)

    Think smoking doesn't take a toll on your face? A new study may give you some pause.

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University studied 79 pairs of twins in which one smoked and the other didn't.

    According to WebMD.com, the study showed noticeable changes in the smokers' skin in as little as five years.

    The smokers' faces showed more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls, according to the study.

    The research was completed over several years at the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, OH.

    Researchers noted the the smoking twin appeared older in photos 57 percent of the time.

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