Study Published in Oncotarget Sheds Light on the Risks of E-cigs

Oncotarget is fast-rising peer-reviewed medical information repository focused on oncology research. The portal recently published first-of-its’-kind study findings that left everyone aghast and shocked. The experiment proved that e-cigarettes had the same adverse effects on the gums on the user as conventional cigarettes end up doing. The groundbreaking project was headed by among others, the lead Environmental Medicine Professor, Irhan Rahman. The investigative team aimed to prove their hypothesis that e-cigarettes did, in fact, cause cellular and molecular damages on the oral cavity of the vapor inhaler.

Vapor Triggers Response

The study was inspired, largely, by the prevailing mindset associated with the use of the now very popular e-cigs. The manufacturers have put up bold advertisements encouraging active smokers to take up their products. By making that change, the conventional cigarette smokers would be saving the healthiest life choice. The scientists observed how the vapor burned and charred the oral cells. The excess heat, in turn, triggers an inflammatory response in an attempt to heal the damaged oral cells. In the end, the person starts manifesting a wide variety of oral complications. The more exposed these cells are to the vapor, the more intense the dental cavity destruction. Additionally, and to further verify the research, previous studies have already demonstrated without a doubt that nicotine, present in the e-cigs vapor, is a known causative factor of gum disease. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

Importance of the Study

The lead scientist heading up the study, Professor, Irhan Rahman, however, called for further experiments to build up a better understanding of what really goes on when one smokes an e-cig. These added investigations would pave the way forward for the manufacturers to develop tested products. Other notable institutions and scientists who made this project a sure success were the Department of General Dentistry, UR Department of Environmental Science, Department of Periodontology, Fawad Javed, Georgios E. Romanos and the School of Dental Medicine at the Stony Brook University.

About Oncortarget

Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed website where academics can post their researches and find new study findings as well. It was created by two renowned oncology scientists, Andrei V. Gudkov and Mikhail V. Blagosklonny in 2010. Ideally, the organization intended to limit their scope to only oncology journals but, the unprecedented demand over the years has seen them expand to encompass other categories, for instance, neuroscience and cardiology. Visit his profile on Google Scholar.