Study finds possible link between vaping, gum disease

A new study finds that vaping could contribute to gum disease.

Researchers at NYU College of Dentistry analyzed the oral health of more than 80 adults who were cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users or never smokers.

They found that after six months, pockets of tissue that are breeding grounds for bacteria were significantly worse in the e-cigarette smokers compared to non-smokers and even cigarette smokers.

Researchers say several bacteria known to cause gum disease were especially dominant in those who used e-cigarettes.