All of this would seem ripe for a public health campaign focused on informing the public about the risks of excessive drinking.
But Blazer said alcohol so far has been “given a pass,” compared with tobacco and other drugs.
But I have a few Swedish girlfriends and they all have opinions of their fellow male counterparts. Swedish guys have done a good job of losing their balls over the years, part thanks to feminism, part thanks to super tight jeans that served as self castrating devices.
When 70 is the new 50, it’s still cocktail hour when the sun crosses the yardarm.
At continuing care communities, alcohol is typically available as a social lubricant for the majority of residents who haven’t graduated to assisted living, said Daniel Blazer, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke.
Cigarettes, Keyes said, are often the first thing teenagers experiment with, and can function as a “gateway drug” to alcohol.
But smoking isn’t cool anymore, and teen smoking has dropped dramatically.
The study’s authors concluded that the reduction in heart attacks was offset by other health risks.