Volume 2 Issue 3
Noncommercial Alcohol Drinking and Risk of Alcohol-Related Problems
In Belarus, the consumption of homemade spirits (samogon) and surrogate alcohol, also referred to as noncommercial alcohol, is somewhat common. It would be logical to assume that drinkers who consume samogon will differ in various aspects of drinking behavior from those who do not consume samogon. The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis. Using a structured interview, including questions regarding the prevalence of the use of alcohol surrogates, as well as the motives of its use, 329 men were surveyed in Grodno city.
Smoking Cessation Practice: Do we Practice it Well? Do we know it Well?
Grace M. Scott, MSc, Hussain Alsaffar, MD, Philip C. Doyle, PhD, Wendy Townsend, RN, MN, Kevin Fung, MD*
IThe use of tobacco in general, and smoking in particular, are well-documented risk factors for a variety of cancers including those that affect structures of the head and neck. Similarly, smoking also serves as a risk factor for a number of other health conditions that negatively influence the cardiovascular and respiratory systems or the increased likelihood of other types of health risks including increased infection rates. There are also additional risks posed to others through second hand smoke exposure. These risks may include poorer asthma outcomes.