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Smoking May Decrease Hearing Ability

Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Hearing Problems

Maybe you or someone close to you is thinking of quitting smoking. All I can say is: Go for it! Quitting smoking is a win-win situation; it puts more money in your pocket and more air in your lungs. Plus, it is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. No joke!

It turns out that there is yet another reason to give up smokes: It could affect your hearing. A recent study performed by Yale University found that teenagers who smoked, or who were exposed to smoke, had difficulty focusing and interpreting sounds amid other distractions. Brain scans show alterations in brain matter responsible for transmitting messages, so researchers believe that nicotine is responsible for creating changes in the structure of the brain matter.

If you are still looking for motivation, check out all these reasons to quit smoking. The list will surely make you think twice the next time you light up.


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designergirl designergirl 9 years
I worked out on the patch, and it was fine. Take off the patch before you sleep to avoid those crazy dreams! Reading stuff like this keeps me motivated to quit. I quit on for my resolution, and, while its not easy, it definitely worth it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Good thing I've never smoked...
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I need to quit smoking.It was my New Years Resolution but it didn't last long.I'm going to try the patch and I hope that works.
Maragon Maragon 9 years
I quit about 6 months ago. Was the best thing I ever did for myself. I used to smoke a pack a day, and had done so for over 6 years. I breathe easier(and smokers, if you think your breathing is fine - so did I, until I started breathing with clean lungs again!), sleep better, and have more energy. Also, it's given me the motivation to pursue other personal goals, such as losing weight and training to run in my local marathon - because, if I can kick a habit like smoking, I can do pretty much anything! I read a book called 'Allen Carr's Easy Way To Quit Smoking', and I literally just quit. No drugs or patches or pills or gums, just good old fashioned will power.
legalbeagle legalbeagle 9 years
not that its a reason not to quit- im just wondering if i should use a different method
legalbeagle legalbeagle 9 years
i just came back from having a smoke to see this on the page... i realllllly need to quit.. im buying the patch on the way home I do have a question though... should i be concerned with working out on the patch? i know it seems like a stupid question, but the last time i tried to quit and wore it, i had crazy dreams and pain through my arm.. just wondering if getting my heart rate up while i have it on will make me sick or something
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I havent' had one in SO long :)
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