January 10, 2019 – In Breaking News – Perio-Implant Advisory
Using e-cigarettes, referred to as vaping, works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol that the user inhales.
The liquid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is usually made up of propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings, water, and nicotine, although some users will substitute THC for nicotine.
The use of electronic cigarettes to inhale vapors from nicotine, marijuana (THC oil) or general flavorings is referred to as “vaping”. People think that vaping THC oil is safer or less harmful than smoking marijuana but it’s not. Learn the facts about vaping! pic.twitter.com/6Cd2EqKOwk
— DEADetroit (@DEADETROITDiv) May 3, 2018
In practice, e-cigarette users tend to reach lower blood nicotine concentrations than tobacco smokers, although it is difficult to make a direct comparison because nicotine concentrations in e-cigarettes vary widely.
Reasons individuals vape include the following:
- Smoking cessation
- The thought that vaping is less harmful than cigarettes
- Circumvention of smoke-free areas
- Recreational enjoyment (1)
Researchers and anti-tobacco advocates are especially concerned that irresponsible marketing has made e-cigarettes appeal to a younger population who does not have a history of tobacco usage.
(E-cigarettes, vape pens and JUULs are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. But these nicotine delivery devices are now being used at epidemic rates by children and teens. Our experts explain why they are not safe for kids and young people. Courtesy of MD Anderson Cancer Center and YouTube. Posted on Nov 13, 2018.)
Tobacco use among middle and high school students has been steadily decreasing since 2014.
However, since the introduction of the e-cigarette, that number is now increasing, and it is estimated that one in five high school students may now be using tobacco products. (2)
E-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can harm brain development and impact learning, memory, and attention. Learn how you can take action to protect youth and young adults from the health risks posed by e-cigarettes: https://t.co/kaJ5ykDBd7 pic.twitter.com/xUgDrSKYLa
— CDCChronic (@CDCChronic) December 19, 2018
E-cigarette use from 2017 to 2018 increased 78% among high school students and 48% among middle school students. (3)
The first danger of e-cigarettes is associated with the carrier product known as propylene glycol (PG).
PG is primarily used in the production of polymers…
(Vaping is smoking’s hottest new trend–just ask Leonardo DiCarpio who was caught puffing on one at the Golden Globes. The industry claims this is a safe alternative to cigarettes, but how much do we really know about the health effects of vaping? From The Vape Shop to USC’s Health and Science campus, Brent Rose explores this new trend and searches for answers. Courtesy of WIRED and YouTube. Posted on Mar 29, 2016.)
Keep reading… Vaping and oral health: It’s worse than you think
AST strives to meet a 3 STAR trustworthiness rating, based on the following criteria:
- Provides named sources
- Reported by more than one notable outlet
- Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos