Aside from reports of e-cigarettes erupting into fire, and their formaldehyde-laced vapors causing throat irritations, a new report, published in Oncotarget reveals e-cigarettes permanently damage gum tissue. Almost two decades ago, we were led to believe everyone should be celebrating the non-tobacco smoking device, but it’s likely e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as traditional smokes. Several studies, like the published e-cigarette report on Oncotarget are now confirming the hazards.
E-cigarettes Lead To Gum Disease
According to Dr. Irfan Rahman, professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, the vapors from e-cigarettes stimulate toxins, causing epithelial oral cells to release proteins that result in inflammation, ultimately leading to gum disease on scimagojr.com. Researchers have also found that the various vapor flavorings, like cinnamon, play a significant role in the damage to oral cells. For part of the testing phase, the team of researchers exposed gum tissue from non-smokers to e-cigarette vapors, and within three days, the gum tissue begin to show detrimental effects. See: https://www.dovepress.com/oncotargets-and-therapy-journal
E-cigarette Vapors Compromise Immune System
E-cigarette smoke can also be lethal to respiratory tract cells, and the immune system can become compromised, triggering multi-resistant bacteria and germs, states another study done by John Hopkins School of Public Health on LinkedIn. According to the study, e-cigarette vapors impair the immune system and thus effectively accommodate pathogens such as the bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus to swiftly spread.
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