Electronic cigarettes and the oral cavity

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Dominika Cichońska, Aida Kusiak

2/2017/XLV s. 81–84
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20883/df.2016.25

Fraza do cytowania: Cichońska D., Kusiak A. Electronic cigarettes and the oral cavity. Dental Forum. 2017;XLV(2):81–84. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20883/df.2016.25.

Electronic cigarettes, considered an alternative to traditional smoking, are becoming increasingly popular around the world. At first they were presented as healthier than traditional cigarettes, but after a lot of scientific research they have become the subject of much controversy. As a result of e‑cigarette aerosol exposure, the death of oral keratinocytes and the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines by periodontal fibroblasts have been observed. Those cytotoxic effects were not dependent on the presence of nicotine in the solution of e‑liquids. It was also observed that DNA structure damage contributes to the carcinogenic effects of aerosol components, which is the reason for further scientific research in order to determine the long‑term effects of e‑cigarette usage.

Key words: electronic cigarettes, cytotoxicity, oral cavity.

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