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June 27, 2016: Study Finds E-cigarette Danger to Oral Health

E-cigarette Danger

According to a new UCLA study, use of e-cigarettes may be harmful to the health of your mouth. The study, which was conducted on cultured cells, found that e-cigarette vapor contains toxic substances that could kill the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity.

Incomplete Research on E-cigarette Danger May Put Users’ Oral Health At Risk

Since the popularity of e-cigarettes increased with such speed, research on the product and its effect on human health is substandard compared to the myriad of studies conducted around traditional cigarettes. The research on the effect of e-cigarette use on the portion of the mouth behind the teeth and gums, known as the oral cavity, is especially deficient.

The Study’s Findings Regarding E-cigarette Danger

The study, which was published online in the journal PLOS One on May 25, 2016, found that “Laboratory tests on cultured cell lines showed that e-cigarette vapors may significantly weaken the oral cavity’s natural defense mechanism,” causing roughly 85 percent of the tested cells to die.


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Researchers Plan Human Study of E-cigarette Effect on Oral Health

Dr. Shen Hu, an associate professor of oral biology and medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the study’s lead author, says his team believes that e-cigarettes could increase users’ risk for oral disease. The researchers expect similar results in their human study.

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