The Possibility Of Wrinkles, Not Cancer, Gets Women To Quit Smoking

Joanne Hinkel | December 14, 2010 - 2:10 pm

The irony is that vanity is what gets a lot of us ladies to start smoking. We take it up most likely ’cause we think we look sultry while puffing away, or we like that lighting up keeps us from snacking so our jeans look sexier on our rumps. Well, according to a study just published in the British Journal Of Health Psychology, said vanity is perhaps the most effective tactic for getting women to quit smoking, too. Staffordshire University researchers used state-of-the-art age progression technology to show 47 women, between the ages of 18 and 34, what their faces would look like in the future if they continue to smoke. The horrifying sight of smoking-induced wrinkles on their future faces prompted two-thirds of the subjects to vow to quit. Sure, it’s kinda sad that the threat of lung cancer isn’t enough to get some people to quit smoking, but whatever it takes, I guess? This tactic could be effective for getting women to stop tanning, too. Maybe these researchers could show Lindsay Lohan what she’ll look like as a 40-year-old if she keeps her ways up? Could be more effective than rehab. I’m just sayin’ …