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Infographics Show How Much Life Drinking, Smoking, Drugs Take Off Our Lives


You know when you wake up with a splitting headache after a night of hard partying?

The symptoms are quite similar to a concussion. According to, these are what you’ll feel after a concussion caused by and impact injury to the skull.

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue

Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as:

  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Psychological adjustment problems and depression
  • Disorders of taste and smell

Sound familiar? Good Lord, how I don’t miss drinking.

I quit 5 years ago, and my health improved so quickly it was shocking. Also, it was obvious to all those around me that some of my youth returned. You could see it in my face, and I’d like to think that you still can.

So, for those of you who are still pouding dozens of brews in a weekend, smoking cigs, and maybe doing other drugs, I thought it was interesting to see the new infographics that The Daily Mail online released.

According to the article, drinking more than 2 or more alcoholic drinks per day can cut 23 years off of our lives.

Smoking a pack a day cuts 10 years out.

Cocaine addicts lose 34 years on average. Heroin users lose 42, or more, as the average death of a heroin user happens at or before 38.

One cigarette cuts about 4.6 hours off of users’ lives.

Those two drinks per day cuts 14.1 hours out.

Meth (I’m not sure what method of ingestion they are talking about) cuts almost two days off users lives.

Click here to see the info graphics that detail the time that users can shave off their lives. It’s sobering. Pun intended.

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