Coffee and Cigarettes – Unacceptable combination


Coffee and the cigarettes are acting as stimulants that repair everyone’s mood, they are refreshing and making  you ready for another day action. But, the recent studies have shown that this is the worst combination for your health if you consume it on an empty stomach especially in the morning. Best way to delay the entry of the these products is to replace them with a healthy fruit juice.

The cigarette after waking is more dangerous than any other

It is known that cigarettes are full of carcinogenic substances, but several new studies have shown that morning cigarette is significantly more unhealthy than any other.

“It is discovered that the smokers who light up soon after waking have higher values ​​of carcinogenic NNAL levels in the blood than the smokers that are delaying their first cigarette at least for a half hour or more, no matter of their daily dosage”

The survey also found that 32% of smoker lights up a cigarette in the first five minutes after waking, 31% of them from 6-30 minutes, 18% of 31-60 minutes and 19% after one hour.

Coffee on an empty stomach

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach early in the morning stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the digestive tract. It can be especially problematic for those prone to stomach ulcers and gastritis. Scilicet, the body uses the coffee for digesting the food.

Ulcer of stomach and duodenum is mainly caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. However, the coffee contains acids that can impair the protective layer of the digestive system and to facilitate the settlement of this pathogen.

Coffee can also be the cause for irritation of the short hose and can lead to a cramps and irritable bowel syndrome, disease, which is increasingly diagnosed past few years.

A survey conducted in 2013 at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland, has shown that the best time for the first coffee is one hour after waking. Namely, the level of cortisol in the morning is very high. Cortisol controls the biological clock of the body and encourages wakefulness. Therefore, it is best to drink coffee when its levels fall – about an hour after waking. Otherwise, the effects of coffee will become weaker that will create resistance and after some time to reach the same effect we will need a larger quantities of coffee.

Coffee and Cigarettes – Unacceptable combination

In conclusion, to spoil all the pleasure we will enumerate you a result of a study conducted in 2004:

Greek team of scientists from Athens Medical School has found that when cigarette is consumed simultaneously with coffee, is causing larger arterial stiffness rather than consumed separately, Stiffness of the arteries impede the blood circulation and acts badly for the heart health.

Evtim Kjosev
Born in Macedonia, student at University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola and owner of