Tobacco cessation delivered by dental professionals

These are promising findings, but we are some way from being able to recommend specific interventions to help people stick with their smoking cessation medication.

This review of tobacco cessation interventions offered by dental professionals included 20 clinical trials. Advice and support form dental professionals that involved NRT or e-cigarettes was more likely to help patients stop smoking

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Smokeless tobacco – do behavioural and pharmacological interventions help users quit?

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Dominic Hurst looks at the recent Cochrane review of interventions to help smokeless tobacco (ST) users quit. ST use is linked to oral cancer, precancer and periodontal disease, so dentists have an important role in encouraging users to quit.

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Helping your patients give up smoking


Following on our story last week about nicotine replacement gum improving tooth staining my colleague  the Lifestyle Elf has highlighted the latest evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration on  interventions for tobacco cessation in dental settings. Tobacco use has signification negative effects on the oral environment and dentists have a unique opportunity to help their patients [read the full story…]