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The family that drinks together...
Plain Truth Magazine
October-November 1974
Volume: Vol XXXIX, No.9
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The family that drinks together...
Gary L Alexander  

An important Federal report sent to the U. S. Congress last July 10 warns that a person who drinks more than three ounces of whiskey (the standard "double"), a half bottle of wine, or four glasses of beer daily runs nearly a 2 1/2 times greater risk of mouth cancer than an abstainer, or about the same cancer risk as a person who smokes 40 cigarettes each day. And if the heavy drinker added these three ounces of whiskey to a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit, the risk of developing cancer of the mouth or throat multiplied to 15 times that of an abstainer. The report considered three ounces of whiskey (or about 1 ounces of absolute alcohol) as the "upper limit of moderation."

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Plain Truth MagazineOctober-November 1974Vol XXXIX, No.9