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March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ADA, Others Urge FDA to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Other Nontobacco-Flavored Tobacco Products

by ADA

The ADA, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and dozens of likeminded stakeholders are urging the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit menthol cigarettes and other nontobacco-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars. “The public health and medical community have long been

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral Health

Tobacco Cessation and Dentistry

by Dr. Abbass Saleh, DMD

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has made people more conscious about their overall health. It is a good moment to discuss tobacco smoking cessation with our patients. Tobacco smoking has overall devastating effects on health. It continues to be the number

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco

by CDHA

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23) by urging all Canadians to stop tobacco use for better oral and overall health. Tobacco use has long been recognized as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and lung

September 24, 2019 News News

Conference Reviews Effects Of Tobacco Products, Underscores The Importance Of Oral Health

by International & American Associations for Dental Research

On September 14, 2018 AADR held the “Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy” meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. As the primary route of delivery, the oral cavity is particularly sensitive to harmful exposure from tobacco products.

June 16, 2019 News News

ADA Supports Legislation Calling for Raising Legal Age to 21 to Purchase Tobacco

by Jennifer Garvin, ADA News

The ADA May 23 announced its support for a new bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. In a letter to Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, the ADA

May 28, 2018 News News

World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Heart Disease

by World Health Organization

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The focus of World No Tobacco Day

March 26, 2018 News News

Vaping Shown to Not Cause Stained Teeth

by British American Tobacco, EurekAlert

A study undertaken by British American Tobacco has shown that teeth exposed to cigarette smoke over a period of 2 weeks became very discoloured very quickly, whereas teeth exposed to e-cigarette vapour or vapour from glo, a tobacco-heated product, did

March 9, 2018 News NewsOral cancer

Cancer Risk from Oral Precancerous Lesions Higher in Non-Smokers

by The University of British Columbia

Precancerous lesions in the mouths of non-smokers are more likely to progress to cancer than those in smokers, new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer has found. Although tobacco use is still one of the strongest

March 1, 2018 News News

Dental Calculus Sheds Light on Ancestors’ Tobacco Use

by Washington State University, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a