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Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day

The new look for tobacco products The new look for tobacco products
Johnnie Parks | 15 March, 2018, 06:36

The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) industry is rapidly growing in the United States and the use of e-cigarettes is controversial.

Thousands of smokers are turning to e-cigarettes, with three million Britons now believed to use the battery-powered devices containing nicotine.

"Thanks to a large sample, a long follow-up period and the objective assessment of hearing loss, our study provides strong evidence that smoking is an independent risk factor for hearing loss,"concludes Dr. Huanhuan Hu, the lead author of the study".

He also added that nicotine exposure may be harmful to the ears.

The Dartmouth researchers pulled data from a variety of national surveys of health and tobacco use to calculate how many years of life are gained or lost from e-cigarette use.

On average, smoking from adolescence and young adulthood takes off 10 years off a person's life. 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".

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Around 2,800 deaths in the county every year are caused by smoking-related illnesses.

Electronic cigarettes have always been touted not only as a safer alternative to cigarettes but as a potential avenue by which existing smokers might quit.

Current research already points toward e-cigarettes being a public health risk because of the chemicals they use, making the new research even more problematic for the industry.

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes because they produce vapor rather than smoke.

New research shows, however, that e-cigarettes are hurting a lot more than they help.

Last July, a study published in the British Medical Journal found that e-cigarette users were indeed more likely than non-users to attempt to quit smoking-and be more successful at doing so. It also seeks to find commonalities and differences among smokers worldwide to help shape the development of better approaches for tobacco harm reduction and smoking cessation across diverse cultures and economic conditions.

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