Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Use
How Can I Break the Association Between Smoking and Drinking Alcohol?
A reader asks: "I have a terrible addiction with smoking when I drink alcohol, which I do usually one day during the week and on weekends. I don’t smoke any other time, but when I’m having cocktails I just huff the heaters down like there is no tomorrow. How can I quit?"
Drinking Alcohol When You Quit Smoking
New quitters are tender. Putting yourself into a social setting where there is drinking too soon after quitting can be dangerous. Don't rush it.
How Can I Manage Holiday Parties Smoke Free?
Alcohol and early smoking cessation are not a good mix. It's important to maintain control of our senses when we're learning to live a smoke free life, and alcohol puts you at risk.
Smoking, Drinking Causes Brain Injury
From About.com Guide to Alcoholism, Buddy T: "Chronic smoking and drinking causes both separate and interactive neurobiological and functional injuries to the brain, bad news for alcoholics, because a vast marjority of them are chronic smokers as well."
Recovering Alcoholic Smokers Get Hope For Quitting
From About.com Guide to Alcoholism, Buddy T: "Tobacco-caused disease is the leading cause of death for patients with alcoholism, but a study led by The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center brings hope to non-depressed, recovering alcoholics who also smoke -- individualized nicotine patch therapy."
Buddy T, Guide to the Alcoholism site here at About.com provides practical help and information on a variety of issues related to alcohol.