Addiction and Substance Abuse

Second Hand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss – Health Blog – Health Education Article

Second hand smoke exposure almost doubles the potential risk of the loss of hearing in teenagers. More than 50 % of all children in the U.S. are in contact with second hand smoke, so the discovering that it can result in hearing loss in adolescents has enormous public health significance. The way we manage smoking in public areas as well as home needs to be evaluated, and also how frequently and when children are screened for hearing loss.[1] The hazards…

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Is Vaping Bad For You? – Health Blog – Health Article

According to a study, inhaling the liquid used for flavoring electronic cigarettes can increase cardiovascular disease risk, and that vaping e-cigarettes isn’t a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. The effect that the e-liquids have on the endothelial cells lining the interior of blood vessels, which play an important role in cardiovascular health, was investigated. It was discovered that laboratory grown endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids, as well as blood collected from users soon after vaping e-cigarettes, are less…

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