Electronic Cigarette Vapour May Cause Oral Disease
Numerous studies suggest that electronic cigarettes used by many people as an effective smoking cessation aid are significantly less harmful to health than traditional cigarettes. However, the new study claims that these devices can put your health at risk too, they could lead to oral disease.
This study, published in the journal PLOS One, reveals that the vapour of e-cigarettes contains toxic compounds and nanoparticles that destroy outer layer of skin cells in the mouth.
On assessing the effects of electronic cigarette vapour on oral cavity cell cultures, the scientists found that the vapour reduced levels of glutathione within the cells, which is an important antioxidant that protects them from damage. As a result, the e-cigarette vapour destroyed nearly 85% of the cells.
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