Oncotarget Identifies E-Cigarette Hazards

Oncotarget has conducted a study that suggests e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue. Ifran Rahman led the study. He is a PHD Professor of Environmental Medicine. This study is among the first to prove the notion that e-cigarettes are detrimental to health much like regular cigarettes. The study has proven that they are detrimental to gum tissue at a molecular level. The overall problem with e-cigarettes is that many users believe they are a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes when in fact they are proving to be just as detrimental to health. As they continue to gain popularity and leave the impression that they are a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, more unsuspecting damage could result. The study indicated that when the chemicals are burned they release inflammatory proteins that agitate cells and help to result in oral diseases. Similar to how the more someone smokes a traditional cigarette the more damage they will inflict, the more people choose to smoke electronic cigarettes the higher extent of damage they’re doing to their gums and oral cavity. Visit Oncotarget’s profile page at Facebook.

The study also indicated that flavoring chemicals have a detrimental effect. The flavorings in the vapors were also proven to cause gum damage at a molecular level. Electronic cigarettes also contain ingredients such nicotine which play a part in causing gum disease. Rahman would like manufacturers to note all chemicals used so we can become more educated on the possible hazards.

Oncotarget is a peer reviewed journal identifying the route of cancers, therapy targets, treatment protocols and cancer patient management. The journal studies the effectiveness of management programs, patience perspective, and patient satisfaction. The journal is also an exploitation of tested evidence in efforts to identify the most effective methods of aiding patient treatment, health, and success of protocols by medical professionals. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Impact Journals.

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