Open Access Letter to Editor Article ID: ACMPH-2-116

    Role of Dentists in Creating a Tobacco free Society

    Amit Vanka and Shanthi Vanka*

    “Giving up smoking is easy I have done it a thousand times” is an adage that puts in perspective the difficulties in tobacco cessation. Tobacco is a global agent of death [1]. The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing around 6 million people a year. More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Nearly 80% of the more than 1 billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest [2]. Globally the toll of deaths due to tobacco is on a rise exponentially.


    Published on: Sep 8, 2016 Pages: 44-44

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5479.000016
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