2023 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Michael Hauge



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The act of smoking electronic cigarettes, known as “vaping”, has increased in popularity in recent years. According to the FDA, 1 in 10, more than 2.5 million, U.S high school and middle school students have reported using e-cigarettes in 2022. In 2018, an estimated 8.1 million U.S adults reported using e-cigarettes (Villarroel et al, CDC). Vaping is defined as “inhaling a smoke-free aerosol through a mouthpiece, which is produced through the heating of a liquid such as glycol or glycerin in an electronic device” (Lyzwinski et al., 2022). Vaping was originally marketed as a safer alternative to traditional smoking; however, research proving potential benefits is lacking (Laucks & Salzman, 2020). In recent years, more research is available discussing the negative effects vaping has on the respiratory system, oral health, and mental health. This presentation will discuss research showing the effects vaping nicotine has on laryngeal, respiratory, and oral health in adolescents and adults who vape nicotine. This presentation will also discuss implications vaping nicotine may have on vocal quality. Because research in this topic is limited, this presentation aims to educate participants on what information is available, as well as why more research should be conducted.

By participating in this presentation:

• Participants will be able to list 3 possible effects vaping nicotine has on laryngeal health.

• Participants will be able to summarize the incidence among the different populations who vape nicotine.

• Participants will be able to explain why more research on this topic needs to be conducted in this field.


Vaping, Nicotine vape, Vape, Laryngeal health, Vocal health, Vocal folds, Oral health, Respiratory health, Larynx


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Possible Effects Vaping Nicotine has on Laryngeal and Vocal Health



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