Tobacco- a deadly poison

Benley George, Reader and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Medicity, Perumthuruthy, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India, Minimol K Johny, Vinod Mathew Mulamoottil, Jagan Lonappan
2014 Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences  
Tobacco use is harmful to all human biological systems, including the oral cavity. It is a major contributor to oral cancer and periodontal diseases and is a significant risk factor for failed dental implant therapy. If the current trends of tobacco usage continue, by 2030 tobacco will kill more than 8 million people worldwide each year, with 80% of these premature deaths among people living in low and middle-income countries. Nearly 20% of the world's adult population smokes cigarettes. Almost
more » ... 20% of the world's adult male smokers live in high income countries, while over 80% are in low and middle income countries. The World health Organization has introduced a new measure known as MPOWER measures which are intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco.
doi:10.21276/apjhs.2014.1.1s.2 fatcat:zmtbtawinvcqfhfjyoo5bpouky