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Harish Chandra Rai, Junaid Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the most common malignancy of the oral cavity, shows geographical variation with respect to the age, sex, site and habits of the population. The histolopathologic grade of the tumor is closely related to its tissue of origin. This study was conducted to establish the prevalence of OSCC in relation to patient sex, age, habits and sites of lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 130 cases of histopathologically diagnosed OSCC were selected for the study, out of which 66, 38 and 26 were well (WD), moderately (MD)and poorly differentiated (PD), respectively...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Tea Borojevic
Periodontitis is a group of inflammatory diseases affecting the supporting tissues of the tooth (periodontium). The periodontium consists of four tissues : gingiva, alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments. Tobbaco use is one of the modifiable risk factors and has enormous influance on the development, progres and tretmen results of periodontal disease. The relationship between smoking and periodontal health was investigated as early as the miiddle of last century. Smoking is an independent risk factor for the initiation, extent and severity of periodontal disease...
2012: Materia Socio-medica
Naveed A Chikan, Nadeem Shabir, Sheikh Shaff, Manzoor R Mir, Trupti N Patel
The Kashmiri population is culturally distinct with special dietary features owing to the temperate climatic conditions of Kashmir valley. This has habituated the population to preserve food in smoked, pickled and sundried forms which include considerable amounts of N-nitroso compounds (NOCs). These are known to cause cytotoxicity, DNA damage, mutation, unscheduled DNA synthesis and DNA methylation. All of these changes at molecular level are known to contribute to the pathogenesis of cancer. One of the prominent NOCs found in Kashmiri food is N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)...
2012: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Daniel Modnicki
Tobacco harmful influence on men's health is usually linked with smoking cigarettes. Alternative ways of intake tobacco are also dangerous. Nicotine and tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines with carcinogenic activity are not only present in tobacco smoke but also of nicotine-rich product for chewing. There are some internet sources about Turkish (Aztec) tobacco (Nicotiana rustica L.) as easy available material for home-made tobacco mixtures. A some reports about dangerous effects connected with chewing tobacco and similar to smoking-related disorders are present in current literature...
2007: Przegla╠žd Lekarski
R M Morse, R C Norvich, J A Graf
This case report is that of a 53-year-old man without current evidence of significant psychiatric disorder who requested treatment for dependence on chewing-tobbaco. During his successful treatment in the Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Unit, we noted several similarities between his tobacco chewing and other drug dependencies.
June 1977: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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