Tobacco- a deadly poison
Keywords:Tobacco, Smoking, MPOWER, WHO
Tobacco use is harmful to all human biological systems, including the oral cavity. It is a major contributor to oral cancer and periodontal diseases and is a significant risk factor for failed dental implant therapy. If the current trends of tobacco usage continue, by 2030 tobacco will kill more than 8 million people worldwide each year, with 80% of these premature deaths among people living in low and middle-income countries. Nearly 20% of the world’s adult population smokes cigarettes. Almost 20% of the world’s adult male smokers live in high income countries, while over 80% are in low and middle income countries. The World health Organization has introduced a new measure known as MPOWER measures which are intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco.
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