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Does smoking cause lips to go black?

Dr. I have a dark black colour lips, i have a fair skin color, i have smoking from last 10 years but not heavy smoker, and 4 years back i had dehydration, for which i consumed lot of medicines to keep myself healthy, prior to dehydration problem my lips are not black it was pink colour,

my Question is - the reason for dark lips is b'coz of smoking or b'coz of medicines, plz suggest what i have to do to get back my lips colour
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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Usually no medication will cause darkening of lips alone, if in general there is no darkening of your skin then it's just purely because of smoking. The tobacco and tar in cigarettes can cause darkening of your lips. Tobacco also pose great Ill-effects to your body, so consider quitting / cutting down smoking after which you can follow Good lip care - gentle scrubbing, vitaminE supplements, moisturising your lip can bring your pink lips back.
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