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

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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…]