Quitting smoking improves oral and dental health

Doha – Qena:

The Ministry of Public Health and health sector institutions in the State of Qatar are intensifying efforts to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco consumption in all its derivatives on oral and dental health, in conjunction with the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, which falls on May 31 each year under the slogan “Commitment to quit.” The Ministry noted that abstaining from consuming tobacco in all its forms and derivatives is an important factor in promoting better oral and dental health, including stopping smoking regular and electronic cigarettes, hookah and chewing tobacco. In this context, Dr. Wafaa Al-Mulla, responsible for the National Task Force for the Promotion and Prevention of Oral and Dental Health in the National Oral and Dental Health Committee, said: There are five main reasons why it is necessary to avoid the use of tobacco and its derivatives, because of this serious harm to oral and dental health, namely: Prevention From the incidence of oral cancer, where smoking and the use of tobacco and all its derivatives is one of the causes of oral cancer, and attributed this to the carcinogenic chemicals in tobacco, in addition to the delay in healing, noting that tobacco use may lead to a delay in healing, especially in dental operations.

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