Smoking is the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. It is no surprise that there are many health benefits associated with smoking cessation, including a decreased chance of suffering from a severe hangover.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that shows how smoking while drinking affects hangover sensitivity and severity.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/quitting-smoking-and-hangovers-new-research/), the data from 113 university students from a mid-western university in the United States over a period of eight weeks to investigate the effect of smoking and drinking on hangovers.
These students were asked to complete online surveys that asked them about their prior day drinking and smoking habits as well as their present day hangover symptoms (tiredness, headache, nausea and concentration difficulties). The researchers looked at data on days when alcohol consumption was high enough to experience hangover symptoms the following day and then looked at data from lighter drinking days.
The researchers found that when looking at data from days when there was a relatively high blood alcohol concentration (BAC), estimated at 110mg/dl, smoking significantly increased the odds of experiencing a hangover. In addition, on heavy drinking days, smoking also increased the severity of the hangover that an individual experienced.
As the Bel Marra article reads, the researchers of this study also point out that previous research has found that nicotine receptors in the brain have an effect on subjective drinking responses. Smoking and drinking combined, increase dopamine (the feel good chemical) in the brain.
And while some researchers feel it may be the nicotine that is responsible for the nasty hangovers, others point to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is created by smoking and builds up in your tissues when alcohol is consumed and is responsible for many hangover symptoms.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Smoking is the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. It is no surprise that there are many health benefits associated with smoking cessation, including a decreased chance of suffering from a severe hangover. Soon after you quit smoking, circulation will start to improve, blood pressure will start to normalize and breathing will become easier.”
(SOURCE: “Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs”, Role of Tobacco Smoking in Hangover Symptoms Among University Students, Jan Issue 2013)
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