Which one is more dangerous to health, smoking or drinking (alcohol)?

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  1. shwetha123 profile image60
    shwetha123posted 12 years ago

    Which one is more dangerous to health, smoking or drinking (alcohol)?

  2. Thelma Alberts profile image89
    Thelma Albertsposted 12 years ago

    I think both are dangerous to your health. But you know, everything is dangerous to our health when it is too much.

  3. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 12 years ago

    I would say smoking, because smokers smoke every day and it isn't something you can really do without getting addicted to it.  Yes, there are alcoholics who endanger their health drinking regularly, but many of us can take a drink or two now and then and not have adverse reactions.  In fact, in extreme moderation alcohol has some healthy benefits (the resveratrol in red wines for instance reduces the risk of heart attack)  There is absolutely no benefit to lighting up a cigarette ever for any reason.

  4. rasta1 profile image71
    rasta1posted 12 years ago

    Smoking leads to more ailments, causes the person to age faster and causes free radicals in the body. Smoking also hurts non-smokers.

  5. OutsideTheLines profile image59
    OutsideTheLinesposted 12 years ago

    Death from smoking is more drawn out, but there are plenty of drunk driving accidents. I think it's directly alcohol or caused by alcohol for more deaths.

  6. Ruchira profile image74
    Ruchiraposted 12 years ago

    Both are equally dangerous if done in excess.

  7. thelyricwriter profile image81
    thelyricwriterposted 12 years ago

    It all depends on how much is taken. Smoking is probably worse, but drinking lots of alcohol can also put you in an early grave. I say smoking is though. There are thousands of chemicals in cigs.

  8. tomy101 profile image62
    tomy101posted 12 years ago

    I have to say both, yet I give alcohol the advantage over smoking. Why? because there are slim benifits to red wine and a persons heart. Me, being an alcoholic, recovering love this excuse. I don't think as far as our Congress look at it that smoking is dangerous, but I.ll lay down a ten dollar bill and say lung cancer is partly caused from smoking , I know that is true, I am a recovering smoker also. Why did I quit these two fine drugs, cause they were bad for me, my heart was a racing from the smoke and the alcohol, and I had a hard time drinking just one drink. So sarcastically speaking go ahead and do them both and end up like me. Craving these two items all the time...Not Fun...

  9. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    Smoking is a long term health issue whereas drinking can be deadly at the moment when you are drunk. Why? If you are driving when you are drunk, you can get into a serious accident or death. When drunk, there can be many issues and dangers you will face that can lead to death.

  10. profile image0
    lostwithinmyselfposted 12 years ago

    I would say both but yes it probably depends on the amount you have. My mum smokes heavy and drinks heavy too and has died 3 times from the drink but managed to pull through. Her breathing is so bad from smoking she has to have a breathing aid at night. So yeah they are both dangerous to me to be honest. x

  11. candicemarks987 profile image61
    candicemarks987posted 11 years ago

    All of the above, the difference is how long. But I think any one of those will really result to body function damage in the long run. To prevent this from happening, visit a residential treatment centers. Visit http://addiction-rehab-treatment.net/re … t-centers/

    1. normanwinkfield profile image40
      normanwinkfieldposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is a question  probably consider by young people approaching the legal age for drinking and smoking.  The two go together, if you use one you will use the other. They both smell bad and once inside the body they cause a foul odor.


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