Chapter 8. Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Abuse. Did You Know?. Alcohol is a factor in about 60% of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50% of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40% of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls.
Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Abuse
A standard drink contains about 14 grams pure alcohol (one 12-oz. can of beer, one 5-oz. glass of wine, or 1.5 oz. of 80-proof liquor).
Alcohol absorption and metabolism
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tables. The orange areas indicate legal intoxication.
Gruen Von Behrens was hooked on chewing tobacco at age 14 and diagnosed with oral cancer at age 17. He lost his jaw, lower teeth, and part of his tongue in his fight to beat the disease.