Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 09 April 2018 Pinching your nose and closing your mouth when you sneeze can be a dangerous habit. You may think that it’s proper behaviour to pinch your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, but a new study suggests that this can be a dangerous habit to get into. The report describes the case of a 34-year-old man who raptured the back of his throat as a result of this manoeuvre and spent a week in hospital recovering from the swelling and pain. To avoid potential problems like a perforated eardrum, trapped air in the chest or even ruptured blood vessels, discreetly sneeze into a tissue instead. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle As more research about vaping becomes available, another shocking new finding – it could harm young women’s fertility Mental health WATCH: This is how casinos use smell to hack your brain Medical This common medication can cause behavioural problems in children if taken during pregnancy Medical Caring for children whose parents succumb to drugs and alcohol Mental health Do you think your personality needs an overhaul? Diet and nutrition Scientists explore a surprising new source of omega-3s Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.