Researchers have found a connection between excessive drinking of alcohol and the incidence of bowel cancer in that population — apparently, more than seven drinks per week leads to a 60 percent greater probability of acquiring the disease.
The ill-effects of smoking are of course too well known to need any repetition whatsoever.
One is likely to acquire — or the probability of one's acquiring increases — about 50 different types of cancer on account of smoking.
With all the links that researchers have found between smoking and disease in particular, one would have thought that non-smokers would be immortal. But that doesn't seem to be the case apparently . . .