Now, don't kill the messenger, but something was published this week that would indicate that wine may not be as healthy as originally thought.

If you think a glass of wine a few nights a week can’t be that bad for your health, consider that it could be the healthy equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes. That’s according to a new study published in the journal BMC Public Health, in which researchers looked at how one type of vice that causes cancer—smoking—compared with another.

Now before you get obsessed with that fact consider this as well...

The research focused on the absolute lifetime risk of drinking one bottle of wine a week.

Drinking may not pose the risks cigarettes do but...

The National Cancer Institute notes that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists the consumption of alcohol as a known human carcinogen and accordingly, it is linked to various cancers including those of the breast, colon, esophagus, and liver.

Again, a word to the wise...everything in moderation.