Mouth Cancer and Cigarette Smoking Another Reason to Quit

TORONTO - Feb. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- In the past ten years or so, there has been an extreme rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK, but the public seems to have no idea. The link between smoking cigarettes and mouth cancer seems to have been mostly ignored so far by the public, so the President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy would like to fill everyone in on this subject.

Almost everyone knows that cigarettes can cause high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, and lung cancer. However, it is not as common for people to know that mouth cancer is also linked to smoking.

The Facts and Figures

Oral Cancer

Recently, the Cancer Research UK exposed the statistical results showing how fast mouth cancer is rising in the UK. As a matter of fact, in the past 10 years, mouth cancer has increased by almost 35%, which adds up to be more than 7,000 people annually. This makes mouth cancer one of the top 10 most common cancers in the UK and the 15th most common in females. In fact, it is the 14th most commonly reported cancer in Britain.

The results show that close to 2/3 of those with mouth cancer got it as a result of smoking cigarettes. The British Dental Health Foundation found that...

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