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Alcohol and Cancer: Causes & Prevention [INFOGRAPHIC]


It’s now certain alcohol increases the risk of cancer.

Most don’t know this.

However, this level of public ignorance of these risks will change.

Why? Just look at the growth in the level of awareness relating to the risks of tobacco when it comes to cancer.

Back in the 1950s, tobacco was actually marketed for its health benefits.  Today, these claims would be greeted with ridicule and scorn.

Years ago, not many people knew cigarettes caused cancer. Not anymore. It’s only a matter of time until the cancer risks posed by alcohol consumption also becomes common knowledge.

We hope similar restrictions applying to the sale of cigarettes will one day also apply to alcohol.

This may take years. But we feel it is inevitable.

The alcohol industry will resist these developments. And it’s done so at literally every turn so far. If you need proof of this, just read this.

Alcohol increases the risks of many types of cancer. But the risks are particularly acute for head and neck cancer. If you smoke and drink alcohol simultaneously, these risks are compounded.

In the below infographic, we outline the types of cancer that are most associated with alcohol.

We discuss some of the ways alcohol could be causing these risks. We also discuss data explaining why these risks are particularly great for people who drink and smoke at the same time.

If you are ignorant of these risk, this infographic may not make comfortable reading.  We make no apologies at all.

We sincerely hope this infographic helps you think twice about your drinking.

If this infographic only dissuades one single person of drinking alcohol, then we would consider the effort put into this infographic a runaway success.

Without further ado, here’s the infographic.  Please share this with as many people as possible, because you would be shocked by the number of people who are entirely unaware of these facts: