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Dentists can have a hand in helping patients quit smoking

martes, 15 de noviembre del 2016

November 17 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an annual observance aimed at motivating smokers to use the date to plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Dentists can talk with their patients about tobacco abuse, which is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most dentists probably have at least some patients who use or have used tobacco. According to the American Cancer Society, 40 million Americans smoke cigarettes, while other ways to smoke tobacco such as cigar, pipe and hookah, are on the rise.

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