Moderation is the Key –
April 1, 2019 – “Our estimation of a cigarette equivalent for alcohol provides a useful measure for communicating possible cancer risks that exploits successful historical messaging on smoking,” lead study author Theresa Hydes said in a statement. “We hope that by using cigarettes as the comparator we could communicate this message more effectively to help individuals make more informed lifestyle choices.”
While the comparison seems pretty effective, there are some caveats about this research that everyone should keep in mind. The study did not take into account the many other health risks associated with smoking, like heart disease and respiratory disease, said Francisco Esteva, the head of breast medical oncology at New York University’s Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center.