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What's Worse Alcohol Or Tobacco?  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13152 times:

I was reading a Donald Trump book and he said alcohol is worse than tobacco.

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User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13119 times:

IMO, that's blatantly false.

Tobacco is very addicting. Namely, if you smoke one cigarette, it's likely you can get addicted for a looong time. If you get addicted, you're likely to die earlier. Plus, it totally screws up your lungs, your breathing gets heavier, you teeth get yellow. Needless to say, chewing tobacco is a totally different story and can get you other various disgusting diseases.

Alcohol is no winner, either. It causes many accidents due to drunk driving. However, unlike tobacco, the chances aren't as high that you'll get addicted the first time. Also, as long as you drink in moderation and have a designated driver, you won't get into an accident on the road. I've drank a couple times before and I did like it. However, there was no time when I was absolutely NEEDING a drink.

I will never try tobacco products.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13111 times:

I'd say that while tobacco is worse for your own health, alcohol is worse for those around you, as well as bad for your health if abused.

Smoking a few cigarettes won't make you kill a family (yours or someone else's) in your car, won't make you look like an idiot at parties, or cause you to leer stupidly at the tits on your boss' wife (or nowadays, the boss herself  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13100 times:

Tobacco is worse than alcohol for the following reasons:

1-When you smoke, not only are you harming yourself, but you're harming others around you. Assuming one drinks moderately he/she will not harm anyone else.

2-Smoking even moderately damages your health, whereas drinking alcohol in moderation has been proven to be useful for the heart.


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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13099 times:

Which do you prefer, emphysema and/or lung cancer, or cirrhosis of the liver?

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13096 times:

True, but don't forget how damaging alcohol can be for your body. Once you become addicted to alcohom (i.e. alcoholism) its almost impossible to turn back. Your liver can get ravaged and many kinds of cancers can grow in your body. Also, the behaviour of alcoholics can be very violent and thus damaging to family and relationships, as well as to oneself.

Also, you can die from alcohol poisoning, while I've never heard anybody dying because they smoked too many ciggarettes in one day. How often do we hear about some college kid who died from alcohol poisoning, not pleasant.

Yes though, it is true that alcohol in moderation might even be good for your health, while I seriously doubt that about tobacco.

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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13084 times:

Cigarettes specifically seems more dangerous to leisure users compared to leisure drinkers, where as when both are abused (excessive), I would guess it would be a tie. My dad did both excessively and he was affected by both. He got cirrhosis of the liver, which was stabilized after he quit drinking forever and went through treatment. Then 10 years later, he got throat cancer, which killed him.

As for pipe-smoking, cigar, chewing tobacco and snuff, I would say they are the least dangerous (in that order) of them all the tobacco vises.

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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13063 times:

I think booze is pretty much only temporary though while you are under its effects it is worse.

But I think that tobacco is worse overall to pilots because increases the likelyhood of hypoxia and makes it harder for you to get a First Class Medical.

I won't get into the health effects, I'm not a doctor, I'm not a smoker and I could careless as long as they don't do it around me.

At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13054 times:

Tobacco is worse, many fires starts thanks to smoking.
Of course alcohol kills as well, but I sure prefer alcohol
in front of tobacco anyday....

User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13048 times:

Which is worse? Hmmmmm.... I don't know. The question is a little vague, but I'll say they are the same.

Smoking might kill you after 30-50 years of puffing.
Alcohol could do it in 3 hours, or over a long time if you have liver cancer.

So I guess they're equally bad, even though I enjoy both of them.

User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13030 times:

Well, I can't think of anything good to say about smoking. Guess that's why I never started. I do drink though, but not very much. I think if you have a problem with it it can be much worse than smoking. However, for the average person it's not.

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 13029 times:

Show me a smoker who smokes just as sporadically as I drink and then I'll tell you alcohol is worse.

I drink alcohol, but there's really no pattern to it. I'll have a beer at dinner one night, I'll get really drunk at a party another night, and sometimes I'll choose not to have one drop for weeks at a time.

Smokers smoke multiple times every day.

User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 13027 times:

Niether, I enjoy them both very much.....

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User currently offlineEmiratesLover From Malta, joined Dec 2000, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13011 times:

Alcohol can be good for health when consumed in small to moderate quantities.Tobacco, by contrast has virtually no health benefits whatsoever.
Having said that, I would like to say that taking both in large quantities of both can be extremely damaging to health.Best to keep off both if you ask me.

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