An increasingly higher number of studies have been concentration on vaping and electronic cigarettes. While some of them show the harmful effects of vaping, other focus on the potentially beneficial ones. Most of us know that smoking cigarettes and vaping is not good for the health and might not have a positive outcome. Despite this fact, a new study shows that vaping doesn’t stain teeth as cigarettes do.
Why Do Cigarettes Stain Teeth, and Vaping Doesn’t?
Scientists from BAT (British American Tobacco) conducted this study and observed that vaping doesn’t have the same effects on the teeth like cigarettes. For their research, the scientists examined teeth exposed to vaping and cigarette smoke for a period of 2 weeks. This study was presented during a conference of the American Association for Dental Research.
Researchers used a tobacco heating product named glo and a prototype e-cig. These products were compared to regular cigarette smoke.
The study team experimented on cow teeth. They incubated the teeth in an oven with human saliva body temperature. After that, the teeth were exposed to the vapor of a heating product, to e-cig vapors, and to cigarette smoke.
Cigarettes appeared to stain teeth almost immediately. In comparison, the teeth exposed to the vapor from a heating product or vapor from e-cigs did not stain. This shows that smoking cigarettes has more negative effects on the whole body compared to vaping or using tobacco heating products, claim the researchers.
“After the first day, the teeth exposed to the smoke extract started to change color and over the course of 14 days, these teeth got darker and darker in color,” BAT said.
Despite the fact that most people consider e-cigs to be less harmful than cigarettes, these products still contain dangerous substances that can affect health.
The FDA wants to impose new regulations for all tobacco products. Some of these regulations include limiting nicotine levels and prohibiting tobacco companies from selling flavored products.
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