Oncotarget: Electronic Cigarettes are Harmful

Just recently, Oncotarget published a study about the effects of using electronic cigarettes. According to the Journal, these new cigarettes are very harmful to its users. These cigarettes can easily damage one’s teeth and gum. Some of the users of these cigarettes suffer from mouth cancer, tooth loss, and gum diseases. According to the study on Oncotarget, e-cigarettes are not better than the traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are believed to have been introduced to consumer recently. They are battery operated, and they have a special cartridge and heating device. The cartridge is designed to hold the liquid, and the heating device is used for vaporizing the liquid when the smoker is puffing on the instrument. The user inhales the resulting vapor.

The electronic cigarette is used by many people in the current generation because of several reasons. It is considered to be more modern and fashionable, and it doesn’t contain tobacco. Many people believe that tobacco is a harmful substance, and it is the primary content in the traditional cigarette. These individuals, however, do not realize that the electronic cigarette they prefer to use every day contains some harmful chemicals like nicotine. The flavoring agents have some effects to the human body too.

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According to the respected Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more people are using electronic cigarettes in the modern times compared to the past. These devices are mostly loved by the young generation who have no idea about its effects. According to this organization, sixteen percent of the young people using the devices were high school students who did n’t know about its effects.

These young students believe that the new cigarettes have little or no harmful effects on the human body. The Oncotarget says that this is because the devices are new to these individuals, and most of them have not been educated about them. These students do not understand that the electronic cigarettes could have some serious long-term effects on their bodies, especially their oral health.

According to the Oncotarget Journal, individuals who use the flavored vapor in their e-cigarettes are exposed to far-reaching oral health problems. During the study, a group of people who used the flavored smoke developed some gum and mouth problems compared to people who used the tobacco vapor. Individuals who were using tobacco had fewer damages in their gum tissue cells. Although these devices were introduced to make smoking safer and more enjoyable, it has numerous effects on its users.

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