Indulging in one leads to the other. More you drink, more likely you are to smoke according to says a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior.
Research says social smokers are more likely to smoke up after few rounds of alcohol.
Why does this happen? Because, nicotine is more addictive than alcohol and both stimulate the same part of one’s brain that acts on rewards, as per Marina Picciotto who studies nicotine and its effects on the brain, PhD, Prof. at Yale University.
So, taking one is like priming pump, and it makes you crave the other.
Though you are not a regular smoker, why do you smoke after a couple of hours at the bar? Because, Nicotine strengthens the bond between the feel, act of smoking and the experience you got from this environment.
“When you smoke while drinking, you strengthen the correlation among the cigarette in your hand, the friends you’re drinking with, and the drink itself. The next time you go to a bar, the environment triggers a cigarette craving.”
Nicotine enhances your night buzz, but it’s better to avoid nicotine while consuming alcohol as it amplifies your morning pain and you are more likely to have a severe hangover. [as per 2012 report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs]
When you drink, you think; and when you think, you drink.
Once in a while also think about your liver 😀
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