Just want to get a consensus of what's worse - cigarettes or alcohol?
Assuming both are consumed regularly and essentially it's being a full-time smoker v a binge drinker. By binge drinker I mean perhaps consuming huge amounts of alcohol at least twice a week.
100 cigarettes a week v 2 bottles of vodka a week?
Things to be considered - behavior whilst intoxicated, long term damage, short term damage, relationship problems, etc.
Let me know what you guys think!
p.s it should be noted that I mean each are done exclusively.
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- Thread Starter
- 29-06-2014 17:22
- 29-06-2014 17:26
In excess, alcohol, absolutely no question about it. In moderation smoking is probably worse for you in the long-term.
- 29-06-2014 17:28
The long term effects for both are in fact damaging but a 100 cigarettes a week i would assume would kill a person faster than 2 bottles of vodka a week
Yet behavioral wise cigarettes do not affect the behavior as much as drinking does which can can lead to changes in emotions (anger) or in relationships can lead to domestic violence
From your list of things to be considered i would say drinking would be the worse because it has a more negative affect on behavior, relationship, short term and long term than cigarettes even though in the long term a 100 cigarettes per week will kill a person
hope this helps
- 29-06-2014 17:33
Alcohol. Without a doubt.
- 30-06-2014 21:07
Alcohol doesn't in theory change behaviour long term independent of addiction or other psychiatric issues (glutamate inhibition).
However it does enhance reconsolidation of traumatic memories.
They're both absolutely ****ing terrible even at 100cigs/week or 60units/week. On our study at work looking at treatments for alcoholic hepatitis, there are people who have developed liver hepatitis and cirrhosis at just 50 units/week. Can't speak for cigs though, but talk about not worth the cost...
Short term alcohol is definitely worse since it's got a much stronger acute effect.
- 02-07-2014 08:27
I think it is not possible to determine whether drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes is worse.