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Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

Researchers measured their smoking habits during this time to get a picture of each study subject's behaviour, satisfaction, reward and enjoyment from smoking cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are inhalable aerosols which heat a solution containing nicotine.

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services, added: "Our vision is to create a smoke free generation in Cumbria by 2022, to support our vision, and the national tobacco control plan, we are kick-starting our efforts by making 2018 the year when we join forces with our health partners to help Cumbria to become smoke free".

They found that smoking boosted the risk of losing the ability to hear clearly from between 20 to 60%.

Around 2,800 deaths in the county every year are caused by smoking-related illnesses. "The risk of hearing loss associated with smoking seems to decrease in the five years after stopping smoking", said the authors.

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"The smoking cessation specialist was really good and worked with me; I was due to go to the Cheltenham Festival with a gang of friends in March so we decided that my quit date would be set for my return on March 20". About 19,000 of them were smokers and 9,800 were former smokers.

Although smoking rates have declined in recent years, an estimated 37.8 million adults still smoke in the United States. Through the study, more than 5,100 people developed hearing loss.

Cancer Focus NI's Naomi Thompson says: "Stopping smoking is the most important thing you can do to improve your health".

Soneji said one way to stop the rise in e-cigarette use among young people is to reduce the availability of "kid-friendly" flavors. In October, the FDA addressed youth use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS) through its "The Real Cost" campaign. Vaping is a different activity to smoking, and should be treated as such. They suggested fitting fire alarms and getting fire resistant mattresses.Speaking at the event, Breathe, a council-backed organisation, called on people to quit smoking.Simon Lambert, a firefighter at the station, has attended several fires caused by smoking.

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. "Vaping should be made a more convenient, as well as a safer option". "Negative coverage in the media has led to a misconception that vaping is unsafe, when the reality is that e-cigarettes have the potential to reduce the harm from tobacco caused to smokers, those around them and the wider society".