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Is SMOKING worse than ALCOHOL?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • well it depends. Obviously drinking is worse than smoking if you get up in the morning and start drinking all day every day. It will def kill you faster than smoking in that context. However I dont smoke at all but If I go to a mexican restaurant I am def having a margarita. I think that my drinking is FAR MUCH less worse than if I smoked every day.
    Plus it is far cheaper considering i pay about 7 dollars a month on my margarita habit than if I was smoking it would be about 7 dollars a day.

    Answer by SaturnsMom at 1:59 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • No, being intoxicated causes violence, accidents and general stupidity.

    Smoking just harms your health from the inside.

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:08 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • More people die as a result of drunk driving than people are harmed by second hand smoke or smoking themselves. But there is NO harm in drinking responsibly.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:09 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Depends on what you are smoking

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • health wise they do the same damage (except Mary Jane). Mentally alcohol by far!


    Answer by sugahmamma at 1:10 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I think smoking a pack a day is significantly worse than having a beer at a cookout. Is smoking a pack a day worse than being an alcoholic? I don't think so. But if you're just comparing people's typical usage of both, I would say smoking is worse because it is addicting and people who smoke are more likely to continue smoking several a day, as opposed to having a glass of wine at dinner, or drinking a few beers on the weekend and not drinking at all during the week.. I think there's more moderation with alcohol.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:10 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Your smoking can affect my health, but your drinking can cause an accident and harm me. I think they are both bad, but if you do them in your house away from me and don't drive after drinking, you do wantever you want.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Well, alcohol is addicting also so I have to disagree with that. My whole 3 cigarettes a day is NOT as bad as when I was a drunk.

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 1:14 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Alcohol can become an addiction, but if you look at it statistically, the people who smoke don't normally smoke just on weekends or one a day. I was comparing a typical smoker with an occasional drinker (because there are far more occasional drinkers than occasional smokers).

    I do think that being an alcoholic or a drunk is worse than being a smoker, because of how it affects others. But if you look at how each are used by the masses, smoking is worse IMO.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:21 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • There is absolutely NO REASON to smoke. There are a few health benefits to drinking in moderation. There is no reason to ever get drunk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Sep. 22, 2009