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Surgeon general on tobacco, oral health

The ADA released the news report on January 17, “Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links,” which begins:


The U.S. Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary review of tobacco science since Dr. Luther Terry’s landmark report on smoking and health updates evidence on the implications for oral health from tobacco use and the “expanding use of multiple products or the replacement of conventional combustible cigarettes with other nicotine delivery systems.”


The post continued:


The Association congratulated acting Surgeon General Lushniak “for issuing a report that further examines the relationship between tobacco use and an array of health problems, including oral cancer, gum disease and dental caries.”


To read the ADA’s full report, or to see the original Surgeon General’s report, see this January 17 post.


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