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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSmoking and alcohol use can make individuals more susceptible to frostbite. Additionally, those who have suffered frostbite in the past are more likely to be sensitive to extreme cold in the future.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
The risk of frostbite increases for people who take beta blockers or who have peripheral vascular disease because their blood circulation is already compromised. Dehydration, diabetes, and other medical conditions might make it more difficult for someone to notice the early symptoms of frostbite, so their risk of developing severe frostbite is greater. Smoking and drinking alcohol can also increase your risk for the same reason. Frostbite is also more likely to occur in windy conditions because the wind causes heat to be lost from the skin more rapidly.