Can Vaping Hurt Your Gums?

Vaping:  the new safe way to smoke?

Vaping has been touted as the safer way to smoke.  And little or no second hand smoke means bystanders don’t suffer from the ill-effects of smokers negative externalities.  But what about the smokers themselves?

A recent study published in The Journal of American Dental Association proposes that while the general perception of EC’s is that they are more healthy than cigarette smoking, and are safe, there is no scientific evidence to support this.  On the contrary, initial studies indicate that a the chemicals and metal particles that are produced during the vaporization of nicotine can create more potent and dangerous carcinogens.  Exposure of oral tissue, gums and the rear of the oral cavity to these harmful elements affect oral health more negatively than that of conventional smoke from cigarettes.