Smoking & Vaping

Smoking and chewing tobacco products are bad for your health and your teeth. The negative effects of tobacco use include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, oral and lung cancer, gum disease, tooth loss, stained teeth, and bad breath.

Data indicates that e-cigarette vapour damages cells and lowers certain enzymes important for maintaining tissue health and preventing cancer. E-cigarettes also increase the risk of seizure, tachycardia, disorientation, airway resistance, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and second-degree burns from faulty devices.

Over time, smoking and vaping can lower salivary output. Saliva is required to counteract the effects of acid in food and drinks. As a result, some heavy smokers and vapers can still get decay even if they’re brushing well.

There are many risks involved with vaping. Learn the consequences of vaping.

Smoking can also cause oropharyngeal cancer. Learn how to prevent HPV oropharyngeal cancer.

My Health Alberta – Tobacco Use, Smoking, and Vaping
My Health Alberta – Quitting Smoking
Alberta Health Services – HPV
Alberta Health Services – Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment