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Taiwan Quick Take: `Stop smoking,' women told

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Department of Health (DOH) has advised women to kick their smoking habit rather than buying expensive cosmetics. "Damage from cigarettes is the No. 1 killer of beauty," according to a department press release issued on Friday. According to a recent DOH study, younger people are smoking more than ever. Twenty-two percent of girls aged 13-15 and up to 36.3 percent of high-school students have tried cigarettes, the poll found. A third of non-smoking women are exposed to second-hand smoke, either at work or at home. The nicotine in cigarettes causes skin to age more rapidly, the DOH said.

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