Alcohol and Tobacco

Source: NIAAA Alcohol Alerts, No.71, January 2007
Alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States . Moreover, these substances often are used together: Studies have found that people who smoke are much more likely to drink, and people who drink are much more likely to smoke. Dependence on alcohol and tobacco also is correlated: People who are dependent on alcohol are three times more likely then those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol…
The link between alcohol and tobacco has important implications for those in the alcohol treatment field.

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