Does smoking cause hair loss?

Sat 23 Dec 2006

Does smoking cause hair loss? My hairs are thinning and its looking like rubbish.

Typical “male pattern baldness” is largely determined by our genes. To learn more about the causes of hair loss, visit the Hair Loss Learning Center.

But it is possible that smoking could play a small role in accelorating hair loss by restricting the circulation and blood flow in the scalp. It is well known that smoking ages the face and can contribute to sexual dysfunction due to its effect on circulation. So if lung cancer, erectile dysfunction and aging skin are not enough motivation to give up smoking perhaps its marginal contribution to hair loss will make you think twice before you light up.

Best wishes for your general health and your hair.


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