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The Hangover

How to make a hangover even worse? Smoke

Those who smoked on the day they drank felt even worse the next day, a study has revealed.

FOR SOME, SMOKING and drinking goes hand-in-hand but scientists have shown that a cigarette will make your hangover symptoms a whole lot worse the next day.

The report led by Brown University asked 113 students to record their drinking and smoking habits every day for eight weeks.

Of the students who drank heavily, those who smoked more on the same day suffered a more intense hangover the next morning compared to those who didn’t smoke at all.

It is not know why this is so, but nicotine and alcohol are connected in the brain which might have something to do with it.

The combination of headache, nausea and fatigue affects attention and reaction time, so researchers say driving or working in safety sensitive occupations can be dangerous.

Smoking is also known to aggravate the ill effects on the brain caused by years of heavy drinking.

Read: Government failure to tackle alcohol abuse had “devastating” impact on society – health specialist >

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