Avoid all forms of tobacco: Tobacco in all forms i.e. smoking beedis, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff etc should be stopped immediately. Exposure to smoke (passive smoking), from someone else smoking should be avoided as far as possible. To overcome the addiction, nicotine replacement products like chewing gums or nicotine patches, can be suggested by your doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol: Stop drinking alcohol even as a social drinker. Various de-addiction centers and social groups are available to help alcoholic to overcome their alcohol addiction.
Consume diet rich in fruits and vegetables: The vitamins and antioxidants in fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of various cancers.
Protect yourself from HPV: Some throat cancers are thought to be caused by the sexually transmitted infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccine, may reduce the risk of throat cancer and other HPV-related cancers.