Smoking and Passive Smoking Linked to Hearing Loss

Posted By: Staff | Jun 5 2014

Approximately 42.1 million adults in the US smoke cigarettes, and more than 16 million Americans suffer a disease caused by the habit, such as heart or lung disease. Now, new research from the University of Manchester in the UK finds that smoking and passive smoking may also increase the risk of hearing loss.

Researchers found that smokers were 15.1% more likely to develop hearing loss, compared with passive smokers and non-smokers, while passive smokers were 28% more likely to develop hearing…

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Smokers May Have More Sleeping Problems

Posted By: Staff | Jun 4 2014

Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than non-smokers, according to a German study that looked at more than two thousand people.
Researchers whose work appeared in the journal Addiction Biology found that of nearly 1,100 smokers surveyed, 17 percent got fewer than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported “disturbed” sleep quality.

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Sipping on Success

Posted By: Staff | Jun 3 2014

“Use a straw to puff on when you have that feeling to smoke. It really does work!”  Robin W. | DeWitt, Michigan, USA

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How Do I Quit Smoking?

Posted By: Staff | May 29 2014

You probably don’t need to read an article to know you should quit smoking cigarettes. “Those things will kill you” gets old pretty fast. But where do you begin?

The most common way smokers try quitting is cold turkey – or, the more technical term, “unassisted quitting” – but it’s far from being the most successful. “People can double or even triple their odds of success if they used some kind of assistive method,” says Yvonne Hunt, program director in the National Cancer Institute’s…

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Quitting Smoking, Even After Age 60, May Boost Longevity

Posted By: Staff | May 28 2014


Researchers reviewed studies that ranged in duration from three to 50 years and looked at anywhere from 863 participants to more than 877,000 people. One study showed that 59 percent of non-smokers were alive at age 80, compared to 26 percent of smokers. Another study showed that those who had quit before the age of 40 had the same death rates as those who had never smoked.

The researchers also found that smokers who were 60 years and older were 83 percent more likely to die at any given age…

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