What is it about?

E-cigarette usage has increased in the last few years. Damage to many organ systems has been identified, and the effect on head, neck, and oral cells has also been negatively impacted.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show the adverse effects on head, neck, and oral cells yet, very few have been tested against these cells. As e-cigarette usage increases, it is important to understand the risk of its consumption in overall health and more specifically in oral health including the head, and neck. We also identified the urgency to increase future research to link e-cigarette usage to periodontal disease and/or head, neck, or oral cancer to understand better these adverse effects.


The purpose of this article was to make individuals aware of the consequences of e-cigarette consumption. Also, to give better tools to health care providers to advise and helo to his patients, and to researchers to encourage further research in the effects that e-cigarettes have on head, neck, and oral cells.

Claudia Freitas
Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine

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This page is a summary of: Adverse Effects of E‐cigarettes on Head, Neck, and Oral Cells: A Systematic Review, Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, January 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jop.13273.
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