Oncotarget has come out with a ground breaking study that claims e-cigarettes are bad for gums. The study has found that they have caused adverse effects to gum health at the molecular level. The study was led by Ifran Rahman, a PHD Professor of Environmental Medicine. Rahman would like manufacturers to note all chemicals used so we can become more educated on the possible hazards as he conducts even more studies. The study indicated that flavoring chemicals were bad for the gums. In addition to flavoring chemicals being bad, e–cigs also contain nicotine which is an addictive substance also found in traditional cigarettes. Not only that, but the study was also able to find that when the vapors from e-cigs were burned it caused cells to release inflammatory proteins that agitate gum cells and lead to oral disease and other adverse effects. The more users continue to use e-cigs without the awareness of the health detriments, the more consequences they will suffer in their oral health. E-cigs are commonly thought to be a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes but this study seems to point in the direction that this is not an accurate claim.
Oncotarget is a peer reviewed journal that aims to uncover more effective ways of handling patient treatment and ways of improving the effectiveness of health protocols by medical professionals. The peer review system targets discussions in identifying the routes of pathological diseases, therapy targets and cancers. It also goes over management programs and findings in patient satisfaction. Learn more about Oncotarget at researchgate.net