Aging of a Smoker’s Face Not a Pretty Picture
Have you ever wondered what you’ll look like in ten years? How about twenty?
If you’re a smoker, you’d be amazed—or more appropriately said, horrified—at how this habit can affect the way you look.
Innovative age progression software APRIL by Aprilage Development allows users to take a peek at what aging and smoking will do to them.
Smoking Intervention Tool
Age progression software APRIL is a revolutionary computer program that shows how one’s appearance can be dramatically affected with the use of tobacco. Designed to be used in schools by teachers wanting to educate students on tobacco use prevention and leading healthy lifestyles, the software predicts using images, the premature wrinkling and discoloration of one’s face.
APRIL is based on the “future-time” perspective, or the ability to understand how behavior in the present affects one’s self in the future. This perspective has been proven to be highly effective as a smoking deterrent.
This smoking intervention tool was developed using a five-year long study of the physical characteristics involving over 7,000 people whose age, ethnicity, and lifestyle habits varied.
Smoking and Facial Appearance
Smoking affects the appearance of people in a vast number of ways. However, a general guideline is that a pack a day habit can make an individual look 1.4 times as old as they really are. For example, a 20-year-old who smokes a pack a day can actually look 28, and a 40-year-old can look 56. Some studies also suggest that this guideline increases the older a smoker gets (as in some 40-year-old smokers can appear up to 20 years older than they really are).
Smoking leads to premature wrinkling of the skin. Smokers often notice their crows feet are sharper and deeper than those of a non-smoker, and numerous wrinkles appear on the cheeks, jaw, and around the lips.
Most smokers also take on an unhealthy grey tone to their skin. Once a smoker has quit the habit for a period of time, the skin’s natural color and rosy tint can reappear.
Users of the APRIL program can see the age progression of themselves both as a non-smoker and as a smoker with a pack a day habit. The comparison between these two scenarios is astonishing.
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