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Quitting Smoking, Limiting Alcohol

  • Alcohol and Older Adults
    Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Having a drink now and then is fine—as long as you don’t overdo it.
  • Alcohol and Your Heart
    Alcohol may have some health benefits, including lowering the risk for heart disease, but it may also lead to abusive drinking and other diseases.
  • How to Cut Down on Drinking
    It helps to understand why and when you drink if you are going to successfully reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.
  • Lifestyle Changes
    Living a healthier lifestyle can help to prevent heart disease. This means eliminating all tobacco, following a heart-healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.
  • Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
    Smokers not only have increased risk of lung disease, including lung cancer and emphysema, but also have increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and oral cancer.
  • The High Cost of Smoking
    When people consider the cost of smoking, they usually focus on the cost of the cigarettes alone. But that's only the first step.
  • Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Alcohol
    Excessive drinking can cause potentially fatal conditions, not only high blood pressure, but also damage to the brain, heart or liver; diabetes and stroke.