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smoker’s face

smoker’s face
 n.— «The term “smoker’s face” was coined in the mid-80s, when studies showed that smokers tend to have similar facial characteristics: Prominent lines and wrinkles from the corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”); sunken cheeks; wrinkle lines perpendicular to the lips; drawn, taut skin that has lost its elasticity; a mottled, slightly reddened, orange and purple complexion or a grey, unnatural pallor.» —“Eat your way to healthier skin” Business Times (Singapore) May 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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