Which is more harmful?
Most Helpful Girl
Smoking , because not only does it affect the health of the person smoking. It endangers the health & lives of other people too. i. e passive smoking (second hand smoke) but also research has now shown that third-hand smoke is just as dangerous. This consists of residue from cigarettes that is left behind after smoking , which builds up on surfaces and furnishings. Smoke that lingers in rooms long after smoking stops and remains on our clothes after we leave a smoky place is highly toxic.
Alcohol affects the person consuming it, but smoking affects anyone who comes into contact with the smoke
Most Helpful Guy
I think moderate smoking is worse than moderate drinking. But I think heavy drinking is worse than heavy smoking. However it somewhat depends on the person. For smoking it's always bad for everyone. With drinking, heavy drinking is always bad, but some people handle it better than others. The ones who don't handle it well can be far worse than a smoker.
As a bystander, I'd rather breath second hand smoke every day than be with a violent drunk every day. I've lived with someone who was both a smoker and an alcoholic. If I could pick only one for them to give up, it would have been the drinking - it's not even close.1