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Comparative Status of Saliva between Electric Smokers with Non-smokers

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.5, No. 1)

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— Background: Electric smokers is the innovation of conventional cigarette becoming modern cigarette. People are switching from conventional cigarettes to electric smokers. Electric smoked produce a vapor/smoke that enters the mouth; it causes the condition of the oral cavity becoming hot. As a result of this hot oral state of the mouth affects the pH and saliva volume. Purpose: To determine the difference between the saliva status of electric smokers and non-smokers Method: This study was an observational study with Cross Sectional study design. The population of this study was Banderaz Vape Squad community and Teratai Youth Organization. The sample was taken by purposive sampling technique withcriterion of male, age 17-35 years old, users of electric cigarette, non-smokers, andthe duration of electric smokers usage more than one year. The sample was dividedby two different groups, 30 from the group of electric smokers and 30 from the non-smokers group. The data analysis used was Mann-Whitney test. Result: It was revealed that the average pH of electric smokers was categorizedacid, and the average pH of non-smokers categorized as neutral. The volume of electric smokers categorized slightly, and the volume of non-smokers categorizednormal. The difference of pH saliva of electric smokers and non-electric smokersgot significance value 0.000 (p<0.05) and it was known there was difference of salivary volume of electric smokers and non-smokers got significance value 0.047(p<0.05). Conclusion: There is a saliva status difference between electric smokers and non-smokers

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