As the well known saying goes’ prevention is better than cure’ so we should prevent ourselves and our dear ones especially the younger generation from getting into this bad habit.
Preventive measures include both informing the people about the smokeless tobacco and its ill effect..
Before talking about oral cancer let us see what cancer is? Cancer is undifferentiated and unrestricted growth of cells that damages the surrounding healthy cells. Now when these cells are restricted to oral region and affects the cells in the oral cavity then the cancer is termed as oral cancer..
Smokeless Tobacco causes many health problems but the first impacts of usage of smokeless tobacco appear in mouth of user. Smokeless tobacco affects mouth by causing various dental problems like recession of gums, tooth decay, oral lesions, leukoplakia etc. These conditions in detail are as unde..
Various types of smokeless tobacco are used in different parts of the world. These in different forms and is known by different names in different parts of world. These can be in form of chewing or snuff. The main have been identified as under:
The tobacco plant is harvested when ripe, when it begins to turn yellow. They are then dried. The drying procedure is known as curing of tobacco leaves. Curing rapidly destroys the chlorophyll present in the leaves, converts the starch into sugar and reduces the moisture content of the leaves an..
Nicotine is amine which binds to acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions and in brain. It permeates the blood-brain barrier and the various membranes including buccal mucosa. Smokeless tobacco products are made such that they facilitate nicotine absorption. Nicotine absorption is slow fr..
Tobacco chewing is the oldest ways of consuming tobacco in the world. Smokeless tobacco has been in existence since centuries among people of South America and South East Asia. With time the smokeless tobacco has become popular in the whole world. The locals of North and South America chewed the to..
As the usual norm, smokeless tobacco is supposed to be safe and a better alternative to the so called ‘smoke’ tobacco- the cigarettes, pipe, etc but actually it is not. Smokeless tobacco is equally harmful as its brother – the cigarettes. The tobacco companies named it &lsquo..
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