Oncotarget has published a study that found e-cigarettes are in fact detrimental to health. It found that they have a detrimental effect to gum health. The study was led by Ifran Rahman, who is a Professor of Environmental Medicine. It is the first study to confirm electronic cigarettes are bad for health at a molecular level. A big problem is that e-cigarette users typically think that the use of them is a good substitute to traditional cigarettes. This is however not an accurate assumption. The continual use and ever growing popularity impression that they are a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, will cause more and more unsuspecting damage. As consumers continue to use e-cigarettes they will unfortunately continue to reap the bad effects of doing so even though they don’t believe it is a healthy alternative. The study indicated that the burning of vapors is also a nuisance to the gums. It resulted in more cell damage and was indicative of aiding in the development of oral disease. And of course the more someone smokes e-cigarettes the more cumulative damage will be the result.
The study also also found that flavoring is horrible for your gums too. Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine which also contributes to gum disease and of course is addictive. To better understand the detriments of electronic cigarettes to health, Rahman wishes for manufacturers to detail all chemicals used so we can become more educated on the possible hazards.
Oncotarget is a written piece comprised of peer to peer reviewed content summarizing pathological causes of disease, protocols and targets. The peer to peer journal also studies effectiveness of health management and patient treatment. It is a collection of tried evidence to uncover the most effective methods of improving patient treatment, health, and effectiveness of protocols by medical professionals. Visit his profile on Google Scholar.