Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

"People can choose what works best for them: face-to-face help, stop smoking aids, a quitting app, email, social media, and SMS support". 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. Giving up smoking can also help cut those chances down.

There are now about 250,000 e-cigarette users in the region.

Smoking appeared to affect the ability to hear both high and low frequency sounds, but the association with high frequency loss was greater, said the scientists.

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.

It says nicotine replacement therapies are safe, licenced for use in pregnancy, and for people with cardiovascular disease, plus there is now global consensus that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking.

Not only that, but a 20-a-day smoker who decides to quit could save themselves around £3,500 a year.

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.

Soneji said one way to stop the rise in e-cigarette use among young people is to reduce the availability of "kid-friendly" flavors.


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

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

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

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.

"I know now that it was all down to the way I approached giving up smoking", he said.

"I was very aware of the effects the cigarettes were having on my health, I thought if I was going to so much effort in other areas of my life to become healthier then stopping smoking seemed like a really obvious decision to make so I enquired about the stop smoking programme".

Related Articles

  • Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on

    Heynckes breaks Champions League record as Bayern march on

    In the 59th minute, Besiktas pulled a goal back thanks to a Vagner Love strike which proved to be a consolation goal. Bayern have advanced to at least the quarterfinals of the Champions League every season since the 2011-12 season.
    Winter storm warning issued in Central NY for heavy, blowing snow

    Winter storm warning issued in Central NY for heavy, blowing snow

    In Tazewell, Smyth and Wythe counties in Virginia, melted snow may refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing. Department of Transportation reported that black ice had begun to form in parts of the Triangle during rush hour.
    Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments

    Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments

    During a trip to India, Clinton explained how Democrats struggle to attract white male voters and, in turn, white married women. We really do try very hard, ' Reed snarked.
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date seemingly leaked

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date seemingly leaked

    As for Vikander's Croft, the screenwriters and the video game's 2013 reboot - on which they based the script - did her no favors. First, she is easily the most popular action-oriented female video game character of all time.
    Grab dives deeper into fintech with move into lending

    Grab dives deeper into fintech with move into lending

    Earlier today, Grab announced the launch of Grab Financial, the "fintech platform within the Grab ecosystem". Grab is now in discussions with more than 60 financial institutions connected on its platform.
    Tokyo bids farewell to

    Tokyo bids farewell to "trustworthy" Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

    His economic nationalism became the lynchpin of Trump policies, even as many of his other ideas were rebuffed by policy rivals. He also said he is excited to see the first female nominee to be the head of the Central Intelligence Agency .
  • Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week

    Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week

    High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston . Amtrak suspended service from Boston to New York's Penn Station Tuesday due to inclement weather.
    Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Phoenix has one win since February 1 and the Cavs came to Talking Stick Resort Arena and destroyed the Suns , 129-107. The Suns' losing streak has now reached six straight games; 16 of 17 and 21 of 23 overall.
    Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan misbehaves with media in Kolkata

    Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan misbehaves with media in Kolkata

    She also claimed before the cops that she was suffering from insecurity and sought for more police protection. She said Shami asked her to settle the matter amicably. "I have proof", Hasin Jahan said.
  • Tarantino's new film adding Margot Robbie

    Tarantino's new film adding Margot Robbie

    Tarantino's ninth feature will be released by Sony Pictures on August 9, 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Tate's murder. The film will tell the story of the murder of Tate and several others in a killing spree instigated by Charles Manson .
    Prudential to demerge fund management business

    Prudential to demerge fund management business

    We believe this shows the United Kingdom market has matured, remains very competitive and can cope with this kind of change. It's a step on the road to a full Part VII transfer of the portfolio, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
    Xbox E3 2018 plans revealed

    Xbox E3 2018 plans revealed

    Nothing has been confirmed about what will be revealed at E3 but a year ago Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X and games for it. As we get closer to the biggest video game event of the year, it's natural for E3 news to begin trickling out.