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 Parenting Try small 'bites' to get kids to exercise Fitness How to maximise your rest days even when you’re totally wrecked Medical After a spouse's death, sleep woes increase health risks News24 Man with rare cancer determined to find donor after being given seven years to live Medical Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored Lifestyle 8 reasons why you’ve got foamy urine all of a sudden From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.