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Pacifier Drinking Smoking
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
I drink and smoke a lot but I am not habitual of drinking and smoking. So please tell me till which age I can drink and smoke without any health prob?
Harms at Any Age: Drinking and smoking a lot will cause many health problems at any age. Excessive drinking & smoking leads to cancer, liver damage, lung, heart, gi, problems, the list goes on. The earlier you start smoking/drinking too much the sooner the problems will happen. Starting as a teen can lead to developmental & growth problems. See your doctor for more info & ways to help quit smoking & limit alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For some, yes!: I'm guessing that by "go crazy" you mean psychotic -- out of touch with consensual reality. So, this depends on your vulnerability and what you're drinking & smoking. For instance, both intoxication and withdrawal from alcohol can cause hallucinations and impulsive behavior. Smoking marijuana can cause paranoia and psychosis -- smoking meth and other substances can do it as well. ...Read more
Start with stopping: Very few people at age 18 will develop any serious withdrawal from either alcohol or marijuana, but craving, sleep problems, anxiety and other things may occur. You are on methylphenidate, I presume for ADHD, which both pot and alcohol may make worse. Talk to your health care provider about getting support for gaining sobriety - there is help available. Wanting to is the first step so congrats! ...Read more
DIfferent: Alcohol in moderation is harmless and perhaps helpful, but one person in ten loses self-control with respect to this, and with this loses what's best about them as a person. If you start smoking, i guarantee you will have damage to your lungs affecting your physical fitness in the short run, your ability to enjoy your old age, and risk cancer as gruesome as any horror show. Can't compare them. ...Read more
I have given up smoking and find I have to drink more alcohol. I am putting on weight . What is the best diet for me?
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