Tobacco

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Tobacco
There are many questions about oral health that relate to smoking and tobacco.  Are products of smokeless tobacco safe?  Are cigars really a safe alternative to cigarettes?  The ADA (American Dental Association) has posted several alarms related to smoking and tobacco and its adverse effects to oral health.  Here is the website: http://www.ada.org.

The ADA, “has long been a leader in the battle against tobacco-related disease, working to educate the public about the dangers inherent in tobacco use and encouraging dentists to help their patients break the cycle of addiction. The ADA has continually strengthened and updated its tobacco policies as new scientific information has become available.”[1]

 

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