Electronic cigarettes smoking has become more popular recently because it is believed to be less harmful as compared to the conventional cigarettes. However, a new study published in Oncotarget has shown that the e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissues making them no safer than regular ones. Unlike the previous perception that suggested the chemicals in cigarettes are responsible for the poor health effects, vapor from the e-cigarettes produce inflammation proteins that damage the cells leading to gum and oral disease. Fawad Javed, a post-doctoral student at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, said he learned that even the flavoring in the cigarettes causes a lot of harm Although, other flavors might be intense than others.
Nicotine is the culprit of gum and oral disease. The batteries, cartridge holding the liquid and the device for heating in the cigarette contains nicotine, flavoring, and other chemicals. Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the URSM said the manufacturers need to disclose all the chemicals used in the manufacture. He also suggests more research be done to determine the extent of damage the e-cigarettes can cause to people’s health. Rahman had previously published a study he did on the effects of e-cigarette vapors and flavoring on lung cells and the pollution effects. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.
Oncotarget is a multidisciplinary journal and a subsidiary of the Impact Journals, with a mission of making scientific results rapid and available. The organization aims at fighting diseases by linking different fields, eliminating boundaries and making sure discoveries are quickly published. Oncotarget publishes online articles weekly and with special demand, the article can be printed.
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