#ODC_fact Chewing #tobacco is an important established risk factor for the development of #OralCarcinoma in most parts of world. Habitually chewing tobacco leaves or dipping snuff results in the development of a well-recognized #WhiteMucosalLesion in the area of tobacco contact, called smokeless tobacco keratosis, snuff dipper’s keratosis, or tobacco pouch keratosis. These are well accepted as #PrecancerousLesions or #CancerCausing Stop this habit today for a better tomorrow. #OralCancer
Give your students the facts to counter the recent rise in male adolescent smokeless tobacco use. Program combines an engaging narrative storyline with hard-core facts about all kinds of smokeless tobacco products—spit, snuff, chew as well as newer ni
Some facts you should know when you start to take a dip: One can of snuff gives you as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Nicotine gives you the “buzz” but is highly addictive. 75% of cancers in the mouth, lips, tongue, throat, nose and larynx are due to tobacco use. 28 cancer-causing substances have been found in smokeless tobacco. Long-term users have a 50% greater risk of developing oral cancers than non-users. Smokeless tobacco is harder to quit than cigarettes.
Oral cancer kills as many people as melanoma, as is now more common than leukemia. Oral Cancer Screening is vital. Early detection can result in easier treatment and a greater chance for a cure. Please call your dentist and get your screening today!