Vaping and Herpes | Health Insights

Vaping is becoming popular in the US. Smoking one vape cartridge can be an equivalent of smoking 20 cigarettes. Vaping is harmful to brain development, lung disease, lead poisoning and heavy metal poisons.

Sharing a vape cartridge can result in contracting the Herpes Simplex Virus – 1. Saliva transfers from the carrier vape person to the recipient vape smoker.

Oral herpes can be transferred in 4 easy steps:

  1. Herpes carrier inhales the vape through lips
  2. Saliva is left on the e-cig pen
  3. An other person takes a drag on the same e-cig pen
  4. The recipient vape person contracts the herpes virus for life

If you need to use the dangerous vape pens, do not share with another person. “Oral herpes is a permanent lifelong infection!” says Dr. Joseph Kravitz from Rockville, Maryland.

Vaping also causes damage to your mouth such as cavities, periodontal disease, loose teeth, gaps, and pain. If you need help fixing your mouth problems, feel free to give us a call.

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~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach