Most people are aware that smoking and heavy drinking are unhealthy habits, but not many realise just how much harm they can cause. Dr Stanley Chia , cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, explains the effects of smoking and drinking on our health. Media portrayal of smoking and alcohol use has certainly helped to perpetuate the appeal of these social habits. The importance of public awareness about the dangers of heavy smoking and drinking has never been greater. Cigarettes contain more than 4, chemical compounds and toxic chemicals that include tar, carbon monoxide, DDT, arsenic and formaldehyde.
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It has been discovered that both chronic smoking and drinking together causes linked and unlinked injuries to the brain. These are both functional and neurobiological injuries. This is bad news for alcoholics, as they usually not only drink in excess; they often smoke in excess as well. One of the biggest problems people face when they decide to quit smoking is drinking.
Have you ever thought that you had successfully quit smoking, but the next time you had an alcoholic beverage you just had to have a cigarette? Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center believe they have found one reason why alcohol seems to be so closely linked to smoking. In the past, investigators have speculated about the alcohol-nicotine association.
Sinclair Terrasidius. You know the feeling. You're two, maybe three drinks in, and you suddenly get a special hunger.