Does smoking dehydrate you?



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    According to, dehydration is one of the lesser effects of a smoking habit, but yes, smoking does dehydrate you after long-term use.  There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes and they cause numerous health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

    While it is best to quit the habit, some studies say that a healthy diet may lessen the effects smoking has on your body.  Vitamins C and E have antioxidants that may help boost immune function since smoking leaves many users deficient in minerals and vitamins.  Zinc and selenium may also help to promote a healthy immune system. 

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