Living on alcohol or tobacco is a bad habit that can cause inflammation which is the major cause of the pain behind arthritis and also cause cancer. Research have proven the link between the use of tobacco and cancer.
Smoking tends to destroy joints, bones and connective tissues in the body as long as you maintain and continue doing it. The use of tobacco also retards the positive effect of medications on arthritis. Those that take a lot of alcohol on regular basis will have a greater chances of getting cancer of the throat, mouth, liver and even colorectal system.