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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Tobacco cessation: Role of oral medicine expert


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Author Details: Priya Agarwal, Amit Mhapuskar, Darshan Hiremutt, Shams-UL-Nisa, Versha Rani Giroh

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 35

Article End Page : 40


Abstract

Introduction:  Tobacco is the single most important avoidable cause of premature morbidity and mortality in the world. Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated interventions. Since oral medicine experts are the first to note any changes that can occur in the oral cavity, they can play a major role in its prevention and intervention. There are well-tried and cost-effective methods for interventions. An oral medicine expert can play an effective role in tailoring a special and specific cessation programme for every individual to improve quit rate and prevent relapse.
Objective: This review is prepared with the objective to help Oral Medicine Experts to guide differential prescribing practices and tailoring pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation.
Conclusion: Interventions by Oral Medicine Experts have been found to be effective in helping people to quit tobacco.

Keywords: Tobacco dependence, tobacco cessation, oral medicine expert, nicotine replacement therapy.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0007