It can help you and those around you breathe better and live longer.People who stop smoking generally have an improved sense of smell and taste, feel less stressed and become more energetic.
As smoking is also common among alcohol drinkers, and smokers and drinkers frequently share similar behavioural and lifestyle patterns, it is currently unclear whether it is the combined or independent effects of smoking and alcohol that greatly raises cardiovascular risk.
Nonetheless, the health problems associated with excessive smoking and drinking are extensive.
Heavy drinking can lead to many serious health conditions.
Binge drinking can cause immediate problems such as acute intoxication, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, impaired judgment and alcohol poisoning.
There are so many diseases caused by smoking that it’s hard to decide where to begin.
Any amount and type of smoking is bad for your health.Public health efforts to minimise the dangers of both smoking and drinking may significantly improve the well-being of society.It is important to realise that quitting smoking can improve your quality of life – physically, emotionally and financially.While the deleterious effect of smoking on the risk of cardiovascular disease is well-recognised and straightforward (the risk of heart disease increases with the amount of smoking), the impact of drinking is more complex.Some evidence suggests that moderate drinking (3 – 14 drinks a week) may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack, while heavier drinking may well increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and high blood pressure.Pregnant women who drink heavily can harm their babies.Both tobacco and alcohol share similar effects on the heart.In the long term, heavy alcohol consumption can cause high blood pressure, gastric problems, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, pancreatitis, memory impairment, alcohol dependence and various psychological conditions.Excessive alcohol drinking can also result in accidental injuries and even death.For regular, very heavy drinkers, stopping alcohol consumption abruptly can be dangerous.They should therefore consult their doctors to manage the withdrawal symptoms.