An Article On Oncotarget Finds That E-cigarettes Have An Adverse Effect On One’s Oral Health

The study is the first to look into e-cigarettes’ effect on oral health both at molecular and cellular levels. The research was conducted due to the overwhelming number of people who use the product. The vast majority of e-cigarette smokers are former smokers of the conventional cigarettes and young adults. The popularity of the product results from the common perception that it is healthier, thus the ideal alternative to conventional cigarettes. Previously, it was believed that the adverse effects of cigarettes on one’s health was caused by the chemicals found in the product’s smoke. Oncotarget is also available on Dove Press.

A study conducted at the UR Medical Center has proven that e-cigarettes’ damage to teeth and gum is equal to the effects of conventional cigarettes. The results of this study were published on Oncotarget.

A study conducted at the UR Medical Center has proven that e-cigarettes’ damage to teeth and gum is equal to the effects of conventional cigarettes. The results of this study were published on Oncotarget.

Irfan Rahman, PhD., notes that e-cigarettes’ damage to the cells is caused by the burning of the product’s vapors. The resulting gasses are absorbed by cells in the smoker’s mouth, thus inducing the release of inflammatory proteins. Depending on the quantity of chemicals absorbed by a cell, stress will develop within it resulting in its damage. The extent of this damage is determined by the frequency and quantity of e-cigarettes that one smokes. This damage can lead to various oral diseases. Rahman is a professor of environmental medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry. This information was originally mentioned on the University of Rochester Medical Center’s website as provided in this link https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/4667/first-ever-study-shows-e-cigarettes-cause-damage-to-gum-tissue.aspx

During the research, the group, led by Dr. Rahman, exposed 3-D human tissues of nonsmokers to e-cigarette vapors. In addition, the team kept some of the tissues away from e-cigarette flavors for comparison purposes. The results of the study indicated that the flavoring chemicals used in e-cigarettes play a major role in damaging gums and teeth. Follow Oncotarget journal on Twitter.

Speaking about the effects of chemical flavorings, Fawad Javed said that some chemicals causes more damage to oral tissues than others. The Eastman Institute for Oral Health’ post-doctoral student added that nicotine, which is present in the cigarettes, also contributes to gum diseases.

About Oncotarget

Oncotarget is a weekly peer-reviewed oncology journal that was launched in 2010. The publication covers all aspects of cancer and aging-related content. It is published by the Impact Journals. Over the years, the journal has received superb impact ratings. The journal’s editors-in-chief are Andrei Gudkov and Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s professor of oncology, Mikhail Blagosklonny. This information was originally published on Dove Press as outlined in the following link https://www.dovepress.com/oncotargets-and-therapy-journal

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