Tag Archives: Smoking

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »

The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »

One Of The Dangers Of Smoking Is Vision Damage

Previous research has shown one of the dangers of smoking excessively is the risk of macular degeneration is doubled as well as yellowing and inflammation of the lens. The results of a current study indicate that smoking 20 cigarettes a day or more can damage vision by reducing ability to discriminate colors and contrasts.[1] Excessive… Read More »