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Vaping is becoming increasingly popular as an attempt to decrease traditional smoking. Chemicals found in cigarettes are known to be harmful to the periodontium. Nicotine, found in both inhalants, is a vasoconstrictor that causes a reduction in the inflammatory response. This leads to less bleeding and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) flow in those that smoke cigarettes versus those that vape. Due to e-cigarettes new prevalence, additional research is required to understand its long-term effects on periodontitis.
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Pion, Rachel; Fontes, Brianna; Robert, Megan; and Chalmers, Debra, "Effects Of Vaping Nicotine Vs Traditional Cigarette Smoking On Periodontal Patients" (2021). Dental Hygiene Student Research Posters. 16.