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This Just In – E-Cigarettes May Cause Hearing Loss

If you thought the war on e-cigarettes couldn't get any worse, you were wrong (again, probably). As if they hadn't been accused of causing enough health problems - without any kind of evidence - e-cigs are now under fire for potentially causing hearing loss. E-cig users vaping nicotine-laced e-liquids may be at risk of losing their hearing. At least that's what the vice president of audiology for hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies wrote in an editorial posted...

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House Bill Could Ease Regulations for E-Cigarettes

House Republicans rejected an amendment to a spending bill that would require e-cigarettes currently on the market to be subject to a Food and Drug Administration pre-market review process. Republicans based their vote on the fact that the lengthy and costly approval process would drive the vast majority of small e-cigarette companies out of business. The amendment, which was proposed Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee,...

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Survey Suggests a Third of Physicians Recommend E-Cigarettes to Smokers Looking to Quit

A pilot study recently published in the online journal Science Direct suggests 65% of physicians are asked about electronic cigarettes by their patients, and almost a third of them (30%) recommend them as smoking cessation tools. Based on the premise that patients are likely to ask their doctors about the safety of electronic cigarettes and their effectiveness in helping them quit tobacco cigarettes, a team of American researchers conducted a study on physician-patient...

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