Electronic Cigarettes: The Tobacco Industry's Latest Threat to Oral Health?

"Case reports and adverse event reporting suggest that e-cigs carry their own range of health risks.These health effects include pneumonia, tachycardia, congestive heart failure, seizure, airway resistance, and burns from exploding devices.Though clinical studies on oral health effects of e-cig use have not yet been reported, the high levels of nicotine dosing suggest these products may increase the risk of experiencing periodontal damage. In light of the absence of evidence for e-cigs as an effective strategy for quitting smoking and the emerging concerns about threats to individual patient and population health, some professional organizations have issued evidence-based clinical practice guidelines advising against their promotion."
-American Dental Association
Read more at: http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00713-8/abstract

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