An Article Published On Oncotarget Reveals The Effects Of E-Cigarettes On Oral Health

Previous studies have indicated that chemicals present in the smoke emitted from e-cigarettes were the major causes of health effects. However, recent studies involving a growing body of scientific data suggest otherwise. The University of Rochester Medical Center conducted a research that showed that health effects of e-cigarettes are caused by the vapors, which triggers cells to release inflammatory proteins that causes oral damage. Today, smokers are opting for e-cigarettes because they believe that they are less harmful to their health than conventional cigarettes. The study suggested that e-cigarettes are equally harmful as conventional cigarettes.

The study, which was led by the professor of environmental medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, Irfan Rahman, exposed a 3D human non-smoker gum tissue to the vapors of a burning e-cigarette. The scientists found that the flavorings of the e-cigarettes contribute to the damage of oral cells. Fawad Javed, a post-doctoral student at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, noted that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is known for causing gum disease. Rahman said there is need for more research to be conducted to improve the understanding of health effects caused by e-cigarettes. He also posited that there was need for manufacturers to disclose all the chemicals and products used to develop their products. This information will make consumers aware of the dangers of each ingredient.

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