Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Smoking can cause hearing loss

Smoking can cause hearing loss

He said: "E-cigarettes will likely cause more public health harm than public health benefit".

The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry is rapidly growing in the United States and the use of e-cigarettes is controversial. While tobacco control efforts have successfully led to a substantial reduction in youth cigarette smoking since the 1990s, e-cigarettes have the potential to slow or even reverse that trend. It is not acceptable to require vapers to share the same outdoor space as smokers, or to ban e-cigarette use.

"The harms of e-cigarette use among adolescents and young adults are serious", he said. One incident involved an elderly woman who had to go to hospital."She had a major fire after falling asleep with a cigarette lit", Mr Lambert said."The sofa caught fire, the curtains, half her room in fact."We'd actually fitted a smoke alarm for her six weeks earlier as well, and had a frank discussion with her about fire safety. Smoking is still a leading cause of fatal fires, according to data released by the London Fire Brigade for national 'No Smoking Day".At a London Fire Brigade event on Wednesday, held at the Upper Street station, officers also offered advice on fireproofing houses".

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Healthcare professionals working in the region will be encouraged to support smokers who choose to quit by vaping.

The study was published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

However, the research showed that most of the who used e-cigarettes to quit did not switch entirely and were still smoking traditional cigarettes. However, the Dartmouth researchers point out that a future in which e-cigarettes do help people quit isn't impossible-as long as they're kept out of the hands of young people.

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"E-cigarettes are still quite new, and their long-term impact needs more research".

He added: "E-cigs will likely cause more public health harm than benefit".

There are now about 250,000 e-cigarette users in the region. "I had the habit of smoking because all my friends were smokers". (A recent CDC study shows that while smoking has declined, vaping has increased.) Clark said his organization prefers that e-cigarette makers be truthful in advertisements by marketing products as "less risky alternatives" to smoking that have the ability to help smokers quit. The study didn't set out to prove a link between hearing loss and smoking, but makes a case that it contributes to it.

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E-cigarettes are not an FDA-recommended quitting method, but they were found to be used more often than approved methods including the nicotine patch and nicotine gum.

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