As someone who partakes in both cigarettes and alcohol, I often get asked whether one is worse than the other. It’s a tough question to answer, as they both have their own risks and dangers associated with them. However, after doing some research, I believe that alcohol is actually worse than cigarettes, and here’s why:
For starters, alcohol is more addictive than cigarettes. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 15 million adults in the United States have an alcohol use disorder. This means that they are unable to control their drinking, and continue to drink even though it’s causing problems in their life. Meanwhile, only about 5% of smokers are considered addicted to cigarettes.
Using Alcohol to Quit From Nictonie or Cigarettes
I’ve been smoking for about 8 years, I tried to quit multiple times with no success. I started using nicotine pouches (ON) and after 6 months I was able to get quit smoking(taking nicotine). The first few days were a nightmare and I thought I will commit suicide however all went away after 5 days.
Not sure if I should put this here however I did start smoking again after 4th month (bad influence from my business partner – friend and a lot of stress that time and a business trip with a new company). To keep it short I smoked again and quit after 2months (not with nicotine patches for 3 weeks) and right now I don’t smoke. I might smoke 1-2 cigs per 1 month but that’s it.
Alcohol is Less Addictive Than Nicotine
So actually when I quit taking nicotine punches I was upset and depressed so I started drinking alcohol (5-6 days straight) this helped me to go through those days and finally quit successfully with all my addictions. I mean you gotta stop drinking too. It’s not healthy and very risky when driving a car or making business decisions.
Alcohol is also more damaging to your health than cigarettes. While both alcohol and cigarettes can cause cancer, alcohol is linked to a higher risk of developing cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and liver. Alcohol can also damage your heart, leading to an increased risk of heart disease. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol is responsible for 88,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Cigarettes may be addictive and harmful to your health, but alcohol is even worse. If you’re trying to quit smoking or cut back on your intake of tobacco products, switching to alcohol is not the answer. Both substances are dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible.
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