Research studies showing the negative impact of tobacco products on oral health care continue to deal with the ever-evolving tobacco landscape. The increasing use of wide-ranging tobacco products calls for more research into people’s exposure to harmful ingredients found in these products. That is the subject of a recent research study that was presented at the International Association of Dental Research conference held in July in London England. The study is titled: Nicotine and Carcinogen Exposure By Tobacco Product Type And Dual-Use. And, we have invited one of the authors of the study to tell us more about its findings.
Dr. Benjamin Chaffee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California San Francisco.
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Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
- Tobacco use remains a leading cause of oral cancer, but the tobacco landscape is evolving, with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual-use of multiple product types. This study evaluated exposure to known carcinogens according to recent use of different tobacco product types, alone or in combination.
- The vast majority of non-cigarette tobacco users are exposed to carcinogen levels comparable to or exceeding exposure among exclusive cigarette smokers: levels that are likely to place them at substantial risk.
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