30% of people with mouth cancer drink excessively. Excessive drinking means more than 21 units of alcohol per week. That’s about 7 large glasses of wine or 11 cans of medium-strength lager.
Drinking alcohol and smoking at the same time increases the risk of mouth cancer about 30 times. This is because:
These two chemicals together can overwhelm the body’s defence mechanisms.
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