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Smokers look older than their nonsmoking counterparts and are at greater risk of bladder cancer. Research published in The Lancet's March 24 issue found smokers to have higher levels of a skin protein that causes collagen, which keeps skin firm and elastic, to degrade. In the April 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a study found that smokers have a two and a half times greater risk of bladder cancer than nonsmokers, and the risks for women are higher than for men at most levels.
Jeanne Sabatie. More smoking news. Business and Health 2001;6:9.