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    does anyone know what effect smoking has on rosacea? I had quit for 2 years and once the rosacea started a year ago I became super stressed and started smoking again, can anyone tell me its effect on rosacea, I know it's not good and I am going to quit again, but I am curious on how it may affect my rosacea, thanks

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    Well, I quit 10 years ago and have since developed Rosacea. You quit and then developed rosacea.
    Therfore I don't think there is any question in my mind that quitting smoking leads to rosacea.
    All joking aside, I believe there are contradictory opinions on the affect of nicotine with regard to dilation of blood vessels, angiogenesis, etc. If you do a search, I think this was discussed once before.
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    Just to confuse matters further, one of the patients who attends the same IPL clinic I do, developed rosacea, within a short time of starting to smoke.
    This rapidly progressed into phymatous rosacea on his forehead.
    This was resistant to all treatment, barring the yag laser. Fortunately he achieved excellent results.
    He quit smoking.

    Seeing smoking depletes oxygen in the skin and on average, smokers age faster than non smokers, one has to assume that smoking can only be bad for rosaceans.
    On the other hand, maybe the decreased blood supply is actually beneficial for rosaceans!
    Just imagine if the marketing department of the cigarette industry got a hold of that one!
    "Don't worry about developing cancer, as you will be free of rosacea and will look great at your funeral!"

    Sorry......
    I guess the matter of smoking is another 'either/or'.
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    Well I am not promoting smoking for any reason. All out and no doubt it is very bad for you. However I have smoked since I was fourteen and believe me when you have smoked that long it is very hard to quit. I did once for about a year and I guess it is that same old scenario that you go through a stressfull period and you reach for the cigarettes again.

    My Rosacea has been in remission since around June this year and I have smoked before, during and after, (a bit like I do with everything really) so whilst I know it is not good all round for my health I don't think that it has in anyway had any negative impact on my Rosacea.

    I have made an effort to cut down but I actually enjoy a ciggie and god knows we go through bad times and give up other things to get the condition under control, so I'll have my 'comfort blanket' ciggie.

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    Smoking is absolutely terrible for the skin.

    Not to mention the cancer and emphysema...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve95301 View Post
    Smoking is absolutely terrible for the skin.

    Not to mention the cancer and emphysema...

    Oh well, now that I know defnitively...
    When it was just the cancer and the emphysema, I thought it might have actually been good for you.
    Thanks for clarifying.

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    thanks for the thoughts, I was more worried about the skin than the cancer..... hmmmm

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    I for one knew what you meant.
    Try this link for some more info.
    http://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_...light=nicotine
    Rob

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