How much life does a cigarette, stack, lane, dose, gram take
Naturally, the figures “average for the hospital” and per dose are taken by a certain average amount of consumption by a person with a lifelong dependency based on statistical data. For example, the original source states that the average daily dose of cocaine is 6.6 tracks, and alcohol is 2.14 drinks (32 ml of pure alcohol or 80 grams of vodka).
The American organization Treatment 4 Addiction counted how many years cocaine, heroin, cigarettes, alcohol, methamphetamine, and methadone take away from life. We are consolidating this important infographic for you so that you know how drugs kill us. Be sure to tell those who need it.
ALCOHOL. CHRONICLES TO DEATH
Chronic alcohol use:
- Reduced lifespan: -29%
- Average age of onset of consumption: 16 years
- Average daily dose: 2,14 "drinks" (equivalent to 80 grams of vodka)
- Average lifespan for chronic consumption: 55.6 years (average consumption 39.6 years)
- Lost years: 23.1
Each drink can cost an average chronic consumer 6.6 hours of life.
The term “chronic consumer” in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means a person who drinks more than 15 “drinks” per week (more than 0.6 liters per week in “vodka”).
- Reduced lifespan: -13%
- Average age of onset of consumption: 17.8 years
- Average daily dose: pack (20 cigarettes)
- The average lifespan for chronic smoking: 68.7 years (average consumption of 50.9 years)
- Lost years: 10
Each cigarette costs the average chronic smoker 13.8 minutes of life. The whole pack reduces life by an average of 4.6 hours.
Chronic heroin use:
- Reduced lifespan: -52%
- Average age of onset of regular consumption: 23 years
- Number of doses of chronic consumer per day: 3
- Average lifespan for chronic consumption: 37.5 years (average consumption 14.5 years)
- Lost years: 41.2
Each dose of heroin reduces life by an average of 22.8 hours.
Chronic methamphetamine intake:
- Reduced lifespan: -53%
- Average age of onset of consumption: 19.7 years
- Average daily dosage: 5,3
- Average lifespan with chronic consumption: 36.8 years (average consumption time 17.1 years)
- Lost years: 41.9
Each dose of methamphetamine reduces life by an average of 11.1 hours.
Chronic methadone use:
- Reduced lifespan: -49%
- Average age of onset of regular consumption: 22.3 years
- Average dose per day: 4
- Average lifespan for chronic consumption: 40.5 years (average consumption 18.2 years)
- Lost years: 38.2
Having started to consume methadone regularly, the addict on average lives only 1/3 of what he could live on.
Each dose of methadone reduces life by an average of 12.6 hours.
Chronic Cocaine Use:
- Reduced lifespan: -44%
- Average age of onset of consumption: 20 years
- The average number of doses per day: 6.6 lanes or 1 gram
- Average lifespan for chronic consumption: 44.5 years (average consumption 24.5 years)
- Lost years: 34.3
By starting to consume cocaine regularly, you lose more than half of the years you have left on Earth.
Each cocaine lane shortens life by an average of 5.1 hours.
The data is based on US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and some other sources.