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Smoke gets in your ears

According to the song, smoke gets in your eyes – not in your ears.

A US study of more than 1,500 teenagers now suggests that secondhand tobacco smoke directly damages young ears.

“This research strongly suggests that children exposed to tobacco smoke are at increased risk of hearing loss. Further research is needed…but in the meantime to protect your child’s hearing, and health, it would be advisable to avoid smoking around them,” said Dr Ralph Holme, of the UK charity Action on Hearing Loss.