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Alcohol breath can be an unpleasant side effect of drinking alcohol. Here are some tips on how to reduce or eliminate alcohol breath:

Chew on gum or mints: Chewing on gum or sucking on mints can help mask the smell of alcohol on your breath.

Drink water: Drinking water can help flush out the alcohol from your system and reduce the odor on your breath.

Use mouthwash: Using mouthwash can help kill bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. However, be careful not to use mouthwash immediately after drinking alcohol, as it can increase the absorption of alcohol in your bloodstream.

Eat something: Eating food can help absorb alcohol and reduce the odor on your breath.

Wait it out: Time is the only surefire way to eliminate alcohol breath. As your body metabolizes the alcohol, the odor on your breath will fade.