E-cigarettes change mouth bacteria making users more prone to infection

E-cigarettes change mouth bacteria making users more prone to infection

Researchers examined e-cigarette vapour and its influence on the oral microbiome and immune health

Vaping alters the bacteria in the mouth, making e-cigarettes users more prone to inflammation and infection than non-smokers, new research suggests.

Researchers say their study is the first to demonstrate vaping changes the oral microbiome - the community of bacteria and other micro-organisms, adding to the limited understanding of the safety of e-cigarettes.

While it is widely known that traditional tobacco cigarettes increase the risk of gum disease and infection, little is known about the impact of e-cigarettes.

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