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Smoking and Hair Loss – Is There A Connection?

Harmful Effects of Smoking

There are thousands of harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. When you smoke and inhale these components, they may reach the bloodstream from the lungs. From there, they can be transported to other areas in the body and have negative effects on different aspects of the health. Multiple studies have shown that smoking may increase the risk of respiratory diseases and lung cancer. Another lesser-known effect of tobacco is hair loss. Scientists have not fully understood the exact causes, but it is believed to have many contributing factors. Read the next sections to learn more. [1]