Cigarettes came in flavors like berry, vanilla, margarita and many others until 2009, when federal lawmakers banned them — with the exception of menthol — due to overwhelming evidence that flavored cigarettes entice youth to start smoking. Despite the fact a standard cigarette stains more than a cigarette, introduction of the vape into the oral cavity has been found to relay detrimental effects to muscles such as the tongue and contribute to dry mouth.

Many youth e-cigarette users incorrectly believe they aren’t consuming nicotine when they vape. The majority of youth e-cigarette users think they vaped only flavoring, not nicotine, the last time they used a product, according to an annual national survey of more than 40,000 students from the University of Michigan 2016 Monitoring the Future study. Ninety-nine percent of e-cigarettes sold in U.S. convenience stores, supermarkets and similar outlets in 2015 contained nicotine, according to a CDC report.

The groups are also calling on the FDA to take immediate action to address the rising popularity of e-cigarettes among youth. Demands include removing any e-cigarette flavors, such as the highly popular mango and cool cucumber flavors, which violate FDA rules. The limited consumption of these e-cigarette problems can decrease the prevalence of complications in the oral cavity.



Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100



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