Monday, 1 August 2016

People Who Quit Smoking Drink Less Alcohol, Studies

According the clinical reports, people who cease the habit of smoking are known to drink less alcohol. This indicates that quitting smoking is good for your liver. After analysing and evaluating two on-going studies, researchers have concluded that ex-smokers significantly reduce their alcohol intake.

The link between smoking, alcoholism and poor health is already established. Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol intake dramatically reduce the risk of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 
Researchers conducted two studies by using data of household surveys. The smoking and alcohol toolkit studies collected the data on smoking and alcohol consumption in England. They examined data of nearly 6,200 participants (above 16 years of age).

Experts found that those who attempted to cease smoking habit within the last week had lower cravings for alcohol.  In addition, they reported less craving for binge drinking. At the same time, people who quit smoking recently drank less alcohol. However, the exact cause behind this link is not established.

Quitting Smoking
You may come across many treatments and medicines that claim to help you quit smoking. But are they reliable? It is always safe to visit your doctor to know about the various modes of treatments that help in smoking cessation. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is so far the best way to get rid of smoking. NRT is available in various forms such as tablets, chewing gum, patches, etc.

Stopping smoking habit and following the recommended alcohol guidelines can help you stay away from chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In fact, you will feel more energetic and rejuvenated. So if you smoke, the best thing you can do is quit. And if you drink, avoid or limit the intake, it would be an added benefit to your body.