Yup, its the latest news, smoking can make you go bald. Just another reason to quit smoking. In fact, so strong is the impact of smoking on hair health that it even causes hair loss in Asian men, who are genetically less likely to go bald than white Caucasian men, report researchers in the journal Archives of Dermatology.
“The findings are not surprising. It’s well established that smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict, lowering the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Here, too, the hair follicles are being deprived of oxygen and nutrition,” says Dr R.R. Kasliwal, senior consultant cardiologist, Apollo Hospital.
I personally am a social smoker, but now I’m thinking twice before lighting up. I’d rather keep my hair than risk over some puffs.