Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

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Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby hartleymartin » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:59 pm

It's a couple of years old now, but it's rather relevant to cyclists (considering we all drink from water bottles!)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/255871

Jun 8, 2008

Water Bottles Cause 'Smokers Lips'
By Samantha A. Torrence.

Women in their late twenties and early thirties have been going to doctors with concerns over wrinkles and lines forming around the sides of their mouths. What used to be caused by smoking can now be caused by water bottles. We have all heard to drink eight glasses of water a day, and if you are active sometimes more. Hydration is a key way to remain healthy, feel great, have an efficient metabolism and energy, and look younger. However the "drinking habit" has been doing just the opposite in the looks department for men and women who suck back water all day long from water bottles. Dr. Marylin Berzin has noticed that many women come to her dermatology clinic with what seems to be a usual complaint, the onset of "smokers lips." However upon interviewing her clients she discovers that they do not smoke at all, but drink from water bottles. Drinking from water bottles and sport bottles, even straws can cause the onset of smokers lips in as little as two years. The sucking action is similar to that of people smoking, but typically addicts to water bottles suck back H2O more often than a smoker will suck back a cigarette. Dr. Berzin cautions people to drink from cups or wide mouthed bottles so the top lip will stay relaxed. For those who cannot kick the habit, there is still a treatment for filling in those pesky wrinkles, just check with your dermatologist. Who knew drinking water could make you look older or unhealthy?


I had a chat about this with some friends, and we came to conclusion that this would be because women tend to purse their lips when drinking from a bottle, whilst most of my male friends open their mouth and use the bottle to pour the liquid into their mouths. It also had me thinking about this trend I see in a lot of girls to make this rather silly pout with their lips when posing for photos (it has become known as "duck-face" on the internet). You've all seen it at one time or another:

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Postby trailgumby » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:33 pm

Looks like the "AW GWAN, GI'S A KISS!" look. :lol:
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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby Comedian » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:01 pm

I must have led a sheltered life. I have no idea what this thread is about. That in itself amuses me. :mrgreen:
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Postby foo on patrol » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:17 pm

I thought it was called Pucker Lips, or am I showing my age?? Shutup don't answer that!! :oops:

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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby Baldy » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:26 pm

Thats a textbook Trout Pout 8)


No matter what I say its going to sound lurid :mrgreen: Girls should learn to squeeze and suck...

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Postby cobbler » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:27 pm

get a camelback water bottle, only have to squeeze to drink and they have no BPA's which is prob more harmful than troutpout
http://www.camelbak.com/en/sports-recreation/bottles/podium-bottle-21oz.aspx
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Postby trailgumby » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:44 pm

I particularly like the little valve in the top that stops spillage when they're inverted. Love my Camelbak bottles. :D
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Postby cobbler » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm

yes!
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:11 pm

Are they similar to DuraAce ones?...great till the mould sets in.
I have a trout face stalker... :shock: ...lucky I now live a zillion miles away that I don't need to deal with that anymore.It is very common in my profession :lol: ...I have some really really good examples on my hard drive but I would get in too much trouble posting them.
Just wondering thou does anyone actually suck on their bottle?...I have always squeezed.
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Postby elStado » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Damn.. I have an ecotanker (alum) drink bottle.. so I can't squeeze it in.
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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby brauluver » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:43 pm

hartleymartin wrote:Image


SHEMALE?????
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Postby munga » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:37 pm

brauluver wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:Image


SHEMALE?????


YOU LOOKING FOR A DATE?????
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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby brauluver » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:17 pm

^^^^^^^
Not with that fella :shock:
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Postby surfin' addiction » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:41 pm

cobbler wrote:get a camelback water bottle, only have to squeeze to drink and they have no BPA's which is prob more harmful than troutpout
http://www.camelbak.com/en/sports-recreation/bottles/podium-bottle-21oz.aspx


I have one of these and it really is the ducks nuts. I was sick of squeezing cheap bottles with push on lids that would come off and dumo the entire contents of my bottle on me, or throwing them in my gym bag and having the 'nozzle' leak everywhere. Definately no issues with mould yet. It was fairly pricey though (!$20). But for all the cheap bottles I've bought and ruined it seemed worth it.
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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby Apple » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:27 pm

munga wrote:
brauluver wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:Image


SHEMALE?????


YOU LOOKING FOR A DATE?????

Are you sure, shemale :? looks ok to me and I am a female, how can you tell :?:
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Re: Water bottles (and "duck-face"?) cause "smoker's lips"

Postby flammer » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:41 pm

Apple wrote:Are you sure, shemale :? looks ok to me and I am a female, how can you tell :?:


But as you have demonstrated, you have low standards.

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