Nicotine confusion on No Smoking Day

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"E-cigarettes are still quite new, and their long-term impact needs more research". By uncovering key drivers behind why people smoke and main barriers to quitting, the Foundation hopes to advance innovative approaches to help smokers quit or switch to reduced-harm products. Participants who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day were 70 percent more likely to develop high-frequency hearing loss and 40 percent more likely to develop low-frequency hearing loss.

The model estimates that e-cigarette use in 2014 would eventually lead to about 1,510,000 years of life lost-a figure based on an optimistic 95 percent relative harm reduction of using e-cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes.

A 2017 study found that almost a quarter of adult cigarette smokers used e-cigarettes to quit. If yes, then you may be at a higher risk of suffering hearing loss.

In 2015, 68 percent of Americans who smoked wanted to quit, with about 55.4 percent of them doing so successfully for at least one day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smoking kills 79,000 people in England every year.

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

It's National No Smoking Day and health officials are warning that misunderstandings about nicotine may be stopping people who want to quit from using e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies like patches and gum.

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Due to the relative safety of e-cigarettes and their success in helping people quit, Yorkshire Cancer Research is calling for more support to be given to those who wish to vape.

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

"E-cigarettes could indeed provide more population benefit if they were more effective as a cessation tool", Soneji said.

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

Representatives from Reynolds American Inc., which owns market-leading e-cigarette Vuse, and competitor Altria Group Inc., maker of MarkTen and APEX, didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

'E-cigarettes will likely cause more public health harm than public health benefit unless ways can be found to substantially decrease the number of adolescents and young adults who vape and increase the number of smokers who use e-cigarettes to successfully quit smoking, ' Soneji said. But now a new and novel effect of the habit has been discovered.

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