Don’t Drink & Smoke

Ethanol is type of alcohol found in drinks whether it is wine, beer. Larger amount of drinks or stronger drinks can contain more ethanol than short amounts. Evidences suggest that it is the ethanol that increases the risk of cancer and not the other elements in it.

Cancers linked to alcohol use

  • Mouth cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Esophagus Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Colon & Rectum Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Alcohol consumption can also increase the risk of pancreas and stomach cancer

How alcohol raises cancer risk?

  • Effects on body weight by increasing calories.
  • Combination of smoking and drinking is more harmful than smoking & drinking alone.
  • Effects body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
  • Alcohol raises the level of Estrogen, which could affect women’s risk of Breast Cancer.
  • Damages body tissues.

Who should avoid Alcohol?

Alcohol avoided by all but in case you drink, it should be limited to 1-2 drinks per day. It is linked to several types of cancer and health risks.

  • Children, teenagers.
  • People who can’t control there alcohol limits or people who are addicted and doing rehab.
  • Pregnant Women.
  • People involved in sports activities or sports which demand co-ordination, team work etc. For Ex: Archery, Rugby, Football, Gymnastics etc.
  • Those who drive or work on heavy machinery equipment.