If You Think E-Cigarettes Are Harmless: Check Out Latest Academic Research [VIDEO]By Michael Lagura, UniversityHerald Reporter
If you think electronic cigarettes with brands South Beach Smoke, V2, Mig Vapor, etc. are all so friendly and harmless to your oral health, you'd better think twice. In a recent research by a team of concerned health science students at the University of Rochester Medical Center, USA, e-cigarettes were proven to be as oral health-threatening as conventional cigars.
On a general note, e-cigarettes can affect the oral health in a molecular and cellular level. To start off, the researchers/medical students exposed a clean gum to e-cigar vapor.
Consequentially, the vapors induced inflammatory protein from the tissues' cells, stressing the cells in an unprecedented degree. In short, there is burning in the gums that caused an abnormal production of protein.
If such kind of contact is frequented in the gum, worst case could lead to exposing to a lot more diseases. This kind of damage posed by e-cigars is no different from the conventional cigarettes, Times Live reported.
As a result, e-cigar industry tycoons were saddened by the news as more and more researches on vaping trend come popping up in medical and academic journals. For instance, another research from the Desert Research Institute in Nevada shook to the core the belief that e-cigarettes or vapes are safer than the usual cigarettes.
Along that line, the researchers also exposed that toxic aldehydes are actually the ultimate byproducts of constant heating of flavored liquid. And, by all means, that cannot be safer than any forms of smoking, India Times reported.
Back to the research published in the journal Oncotarget by medical students in University of Rochester- details of their experiments are making the rounds in many health domains, magazines and other journals. Their experiment involved a 3D human as main subject.
From such, they were able to discover that the rate of dead or dying cells in a normal unexposed gum rapidly increased from 2% to 53% in a span of 3-day exposure to the notorious e-cigarette.