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From the March 2019 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

Teen drinkers who smoke at greater risk for heart disease and stroke 
Teenagers who smoke or consume alcohol have much stiffer arteries than those who don’t, putting them on the path to heart disease and stroke, new research shows. While our arteries stiffen as we age, it is known that cigarette smoking and excessive drinking are linked to the effect.

“This is the sort of pattern of drinking that is common in young people and the smoking was light, so this is applicable probably to the behavior of many young people in the population today,” said John Deanfield, professor at University College London and a coauthor of the study.

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