I focus mainly on avoiding smoking and consuming alcohol as these are commonly known toxins affecting the health of many people. However, with the ever-increasing trend of ‘vaping’, this is the arm of Lifestyle Medicine which discusses the overall impact of using any toxins which are harmful to health. We are all aware of the risk of lung cancer with smoking, and alcohol is a proven cause of obesity, high blood pressure, poor blood sugar control, and more. Lifestyle Medicine helps patients explore ways to reduce smoking and alcohol intake. This pillar of health will focus on giving you practices reducing alcohol intake and smoking, without going cold turkey. To make long term changes to our lifestyle, it is important to take small, gradual steps.