Are E-Cigs Better for Your Oral Health? Maybe Not
A recent study in Ohio sought to answer the question if e-cigs were less likely to cause gum disease than tobacco cigarettes. They studied five groups of people:
- E-cig users
- Smokers who also use e-cigs
- Previous smokers who use e-cigs
- Control group
What they found was that there is no significant reduction in instances in periodontal disease for people who opt for the electronic version of using nicotine. This may be largely due to the fact that e-cigs have a number of harmful ingredients in addition to nicotine.
The study also showed that teens who start out using e-cigs are more likely to switch to smoking traditional cigarettes.
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