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This scientific study was also the first to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effects on oral health at the cellular and molecular levels. E-cigarettes continue to sell rapidly among younger adults and current or former smokers as they’re often perceived as the healthier alternative to regular cigarettes. Previously, scientists had believed that the chemicals found inside cigarette smoke were responsible for adverse health effects. Yet a growing amount of scientific data included in this study would suggest otherwise. The study also exposed sample 3-D human, non-smoker gum tissue e-cigarette vapors and found that these flavoring chemicals play a large role in permanently damaging the mouth’s interior cells.
Oncotarget claims that it has torn down a century’s worth of statutes and laws aimed to reduce corruption in the health system. It also claims that its greatest strength lies in the power of educated, united activists and believes that the power of transparency through research involves practicing what one preaches. It submitted its latest filing with the FEC on March 31. One may likewise view the report on the main website. Last November, a University of Rochester’s Medical Center study suggested that electronic cigarettes are as damaging to gums and teeth as are conventional cigarettes. The study was published in Oncotarget and led by Irfan Rahman, a Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicines at the university’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. Visit Oncotarget’s profile page at Facebook.
Most e-cigarettes contain built-in batteries, a heating device, and cartridges to hold liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings and other toxic chemicals. These battery-powered devices heat any liquid inside the cartridge into aerosols that the user then inhales. The study was funded through the National Institutes of Health. Collaborators included primary author Isaac K. Sundar, the University of Rochester’s Department of Environmental Medicine, Fawad Javed, the school’s Department of General Dentistry and its Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Georgios E. Romanos, the school’s Department of Periodontology and School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University and also Irfan Rahman.