Smokers should reduce the number of cigarettes that they smoke in the summer, because smoking increases pitta.
If a person wants to smoke, Ayurvedic literature says to smoke lotus petals, rose petals, chamomile, jatamamsi, sandalwood, and manjistha.
People should not drink red wine, whisky, brandy or rum in the summer, as these are heating.
If you wish to drink alcohol, drink small amounts of beer, which cools the kidneys.
Bitter Ayurvedic wines, such as draksha, kumari asava, (aloe vera wine) are also good in moderation, such as 4 tablespoons with an equal amount of water.