Quit smoking to avoid deadly house fires


"The second time I quit, my thought process was completely different and I had the help of a great book, The Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr".

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. "Smoking is still a leading cause of fatal fires, according to data released by the London Fire Brigade for national 'No Smoking Day".At a London Fire Brigade event on Wednesday, held at the Upper Street station, officers also offered advice on fireproofing houses. In the study, the risk of hearing loss decreased in people who abandoned their smoking habit.

The worldwide research organization Kantar conducted qualitative and quantitative interviews with 17,421 smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers in Brazil, France, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Malawi, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States. These approaches will aim to more rapidly and effectively eliminate smoking around the world, hence reduce smoking-related harm and deaths.

The findings appear in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Smoking increases the risk of hearing loss according to a recent study conducted by a team of Japanese researchers. But half of all long-term smokers will die as a result of their smoking if they don't quit.

She added: "Smokers are four times more likely to quit if they get help, and we have been providing that support for more than 40 years, consistently getting a 68 per cent quit rate in four weeks". Smoking is responsible for 16 different types of cancer, including 86% of lung cancers, 37% of bladder cancers and 23% of liver cancers. Smoking can lead to people becoming deaf.

"Most smokers underestimate the effectiveness of professional help, but more people succeed with our Specialist Stop Smoking service than with any other way".

The researchers calculated that e-cigarettes "could lead to more than 1.5 million years of life lost because their use could substantially increase the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers", Soneji said. The charity is recommending that organisations follow Public Health England's guidelines when creating e-cigarette policies, which advise that a clear distinction is made between vaping and smoking.

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. Vaping is a different activity to smoking, and should be treated as such.

"The harms of e-cigarette use among adolescents and young adults are serious", he said. That's the kind that can make it hard to understand speech.