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Could Gum-chewing Cause Wrinkles; Shorten Filler Lifespan?

Posted: March 10, 2010

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Anna Viele, a 36-year-old blogger (and former smoker) from Los Angeles, says that’s her. “I’ve chewed gum my whole life,” she says. “I don’t blow bubbles, and I’m not necessarily smacking it all the time, but I always have some in there. I like it because it makes my mouth feel cleaner, and I obviously have some kind of oral fixation and the gum helps with that.”

This latest wrinkle isn't enough to make her quit, she says. “I guess it makes sense but it’s kind of like saying eating or smiling is going to give you wrinkles,” she says. “It’s not going to keep me from chewing gum. Unless they say you’re going to get wrinkles and cancer from chewing gum. Then I’d be like ‘OK, maybe I should quit.’ ”

By Diane Mapes, from, March 9, 2010