WATCH: Shocking Effects of Cigarettes Will Make You Never Smoke Again

Oftentimes we know the negative effects of an action but still choose to do it because we hope we’re the exception. It is hard to believe the facts unless we experience symptoms of them ourselves.

Take smoking cigarettes for example, the majority of people know that with smoking comes extreme health risks — not to mention the physical toll it puts on your physical appearance.

To make the future come to life, BuzzFeed took three smokers (with the help of Dr. Hays, the director of the Nicotine Dependence Center at Mayo Clinic and a makeup artist) and transformed their looks.

The above video shows the utterly shocking transformations of the three strangers over the next 20 to 30 years if they continue to smoke.