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  7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771

Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss


A study performed at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a link between exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke and hearing loss in teenagers. Teens with low- and high-frequency hearing loss had elevated levels of cotinine, a nicotine by-product.

More than 1,500 teenagers took part in the study.