“The problem is particularly worrying since so many young people are taking up vaping, with manufacturers clearly targeting young people with sweet-flavoured juices.”
Steven McCluskey, Audiologist
Studies have long since shown that smoking can damage your hearing; nicotine restricts blood flow to the ears, potentially damaging delicate ear cells. However, with the trend towards vaping as an alternative to smoking, especially for young people, concerns are now being raised that vaping might also have a negative effect on hearing.
E-cigarettes, vaping pens and mod boxes allow users to inhale a vapour containing varying levels of nicotine as well as other substances. These devices have a heating element which heats up the substance in the cartridge with vapour being released and inhaled by the user.