Limit alcohol and tobacco use

Research clearly shows that the disadvantages of drinking alcohol far outweigh any advantages. The health benefits from red wine have been largely attributed to a phytochemical called resveratrol, which can also be found in grapes, grape juice, raisins and peanuts.

  • If you currently do not drink alcohol, there is no reason to start.
  • If you do choose to drink, the recommended limit is one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.
  • When celebrating, try non-alcoholic beer or wine. Sip on sparkling water spiked with fruit juice or a wedge of lime.

The research on the dangers of tobacco is even more certain. Tobacco use is the main cause of lung cancer and also contributes to cancers of the mouth, throat, pancreas, cervix and bladder. In fact, if the only change people made was to stop using tobacco, cancer rates would drop by 30 percent. If you currently smoke or use tobacco in any form, ask your physician about ways to quit.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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