Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-00003298
Title: Tobacco: An overview
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Review Article
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    The aim of our review is to have a complete description of tobacco right from its origin, prevalence, composition, health hazards, and preventive measures. Tobacco is a well-known etiology for causing precancerous and cancerous diseases, which kills nearly 7 million people worldwide every year. In this review, we would like to brief the patterns and prevalence of tobacco use, forms and composition of tobacco use, health hazards of tobacco use, and tobacco control and preventive measures. As a dentist, we play a pivotal role in educating smokers and help them to withdraw their habits. It is essential for all the dentist to undergo a mandatory tobacco cessation training program to motivate the tobacco users to abstain themselves from their habits and to help the community as a whole in reducing the global disease burden. Tobacco causes addiction, cancer of the lung, larynx, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney, urinary bladder and cervix, and myeloid leukemia. The oral effects of tobacco include discolorations of teeth and restorations, c/hairy tongue, reduced ability to taste and smell, smokers’ melanosis, smokers’ palate, dental caries, oral candidosis, increased failure rates for dental implants, periodontal disease, smokers’ white patch/leukoplakia, and oral cancer

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    Manigandan Thiruppathy1 *, S. Kishore Kumar2 , Julius Amaladas3 , D. Pavani 4

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    1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Orthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Biochemistry, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    4 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Manigandan Thiruppathy, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Manigandan Thiruppathy1 *, S. Kishore Kumar2 , Julius Amaladas3 , D. Pavani 4

    Title:Tobacco: An overview
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (532-536)
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    Methodology:Cessation, Health hazards, Prevalence
    Research Materials:Tobacco

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Cessation Health hazards Prevalence Tobacco

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