Smoking “electronic cigarettes” has spread faster than the doctors had to assess their risk. Only gradually, there are indications that Weiping quickly causes breathing problems and can lead to the development of lipoid pneumonia. The authors of the new work assessed the risks that this habit poses to the mouth. The results of the study presented in the article published in the journal Science Advances.
Professor of the Dental College of Ohio Purnima Kumar (Kumar Purnima) and his colleagues collected swabs from the volunteers: 25 smokers of conventional cigarettes; 25 smokers, switched to electronic; 28 people using both those, and others; 20 vapers and finally 25 never smoked. The researchers analyzed the activity of genes in living their oral cavity bacteria.
I’ve found that vapers germs are in a state of great stress and actively Express more than 280 genes. This condition encourages bacteria to form dense biofilms that contribute to their survival and the development of diseases of the teeth and gums in their owners. The authors attribute this effect with glycerin and propylene glycol, on the basis of which are made of liquid vapou.
According to their information, on the development of fundamental changes of the microflora of the mouth takes only three to 12 months – less than with cigarette Smoking, changing diet and even the use of antibiotics. Changes of microflora are also felt by the body: Kumar and his co-authors showed that smokers and vapers to increased amount of cytokines and signaling molecules, indicating the development of inflammatory processes.