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A 27-year-old male asked:

27 got drunk and smoked tobacco for 2.7 years every 2-3 days. a few weeks off and 3 months off. quit now, can i still live to an old age?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Of course: "Sir, I have known more old drunkards than old doctors." -- Rabelais (himself a physician). Tobacco smoking will take away a little bit of your wind as you get older compared to if you hadn't smoked. Alcohol damage to your liver heals fully; if you're writing HealthTap, your brain's still intact. Keep up the good work.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2018

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