Why should we discuss tobacco?

Tobacco is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing 480,000 users each year. Over 15% of adults and nearly 20% of youth in the US are current tobacco users, and 2 in 5 children are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke. Smoking, use of smokeless tobacco products, and exposure to secondhand smoke all…

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Smoking is bad for your smile

You should quit smoking. Here hands break a cigarette.

Cigarette smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC states that there are 36 million smokers nationwide. Although this number is going down, it still leaves close to 15 percent of the population at a higher risk for dental issues…

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