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Yet Another Reason To Put Down That Cigarette?

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If there wasn’t enough of a reason to stop smoking NYU has provided an additional reason. Apparently, second hand smoke is now being link to diminished hearing in children.

In the study conducted by NYU’s Medical School, it was noted that second hand smoke affects the blood supply to the ear. The diminished blood supply can eventually cause congenital deafness as the child ages.

Dr. Michael Wietzman of NYU sees a correlation between children’s hearing and their focus in school. He believes many children perceived as ‘trouble makers’ in actuality, just have difficulty hearing and thus lose interest in what’s occurring in the classroom. This would also explain the craze of over diagnosing children with ADD and ADHD.