It's not the years; it's the mileage 6/90

Blog Post created by PastTense on Dec 9, 2019

All of us have probably seen the comparison between a smoker’s lungs and a non-smoker’s lung. The smoker’s lung looks like a black stone compared to the pink and healthy non-smoker’s lung. Those photos never particularly resonated with me. For one thing; they are both pretty gross looking. But mostly because I couldn’t compare myself to the photos.

I happened across some photos of twins, where one twin smoked and the other didn’t. That hit home.

The smokers were immediately identifiable as being the older looking of the pair. Their skin seemed to sag off their faces. Their mouths were lined and their eyes were puffy with deep wrinkles. Alas, I could absolutely see the same effects on my own face.

I doubt I can reverse the changes to my face; but maybe I can slow down any further damage. I should take photos but I honestly don’t think I can bear it.