It’s interesting what information you can find when doing research on the subject of skin lightening. This news item recently really captured my attention where Dr. Gary King from Pennsylvania State University studied nicotine — the addictive stimulant responsible for folks craving cigarettes — and melanin, a compound your body produces that determines skin pigmentation. And he found a connection!
Nearly fifty years ago the US Surgeon General reported the fact that smoking is bad for your health. That message has really sunk in as today only 20 percent of Americans smoke compared to the 40% back then.
But new research shows just how addictive smoking is for you depends on the color of your skin. “Living on Earth’s” Ike Sriskandarajah filed this report
Click play: to listen to his fascinating findings.