Alcohol and Tobacco

Alcohol Alert #39

About the Course:

This Alcohol Alert explores the association between alcohol and tobacco use, possible mechanisms of their combined health effects, and some implications for alcoholism treatment.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

January 1998


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the use of alcohol and tobacco. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain why alcohol and tobacco are used together.

  2. Describe how alcohol and tobacco increase the risk of cancer.

  3. Identify addictions treatment for smoking alcoholics.

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