Daily Archives: September 16, 2013

Smoking and Your Skin: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

Tobacco contains more than 7000 chemicals, including 250 toxins and carcinogens.  Nicotine, the main ingredient in tobacco, is absorbed at 1mg per cigarette.  After inhalation, nicotine enters the brain after 10-20 seconds, causing the neurostimulatory effects that maintain addiction.  Smoking for 6-8 hours a day leads to persistently elevated nicotine levels due to the slow release of nicotine from body […]