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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 May;34(5 Pt 1):717-32; quiz 733-4.

Cutaneous manifestations and consequences of smoking.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33602, USA.


Cigarette smoking is strongly linked to serious internal diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease. However, the external manifestations and consequences of smoking are relatively unknown. Although generally less ominous, the cutaneous manifestations of smoking may be associated with significant morbidity. This article reviews the known adverse effects on the skin of smoking.

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