With all of the discussion in the news in regard to E-cigarettes and the dangers associated them, we feel strongly about providing excellent health advice to our families. Teens and young adults are often drawn to vaping, when they otherwise would not have started smoking traditional cigarettes. The sleek design and tasty flavors have made this attractive to the high school and middle school demographic.
In vaping, a battery powered device heats the liquid, transforming it into a vapor to be inhaled. While most discussion has surrounded the effects of this vapor on the heart and lungs, there are also harmful effects to the oral cavity.
Kids don’t know what is in E cigarettes, they just know that it tastes good and it gives them a little buzz. Although they market less nicotine than cigarettes, making them seem like a safe alternative, it is common for kids to smoke the entire cartridge, which is equal to the nicotine in 2-3 packs of traditional cigarettes. With that in mind, here are a few of the ingredients that make E-cigarettes a detriment to oral health: