Internet Explorer and Edge browser users:
To download Word, Excel or PowerPoint files please right-click on the file you wish to download, and select 'Save target as...'

​Smoking and tobacco use

Applies to:All
Print page
Last reviewed:
PDF this page
Last updated:
Add to BDA bookmarks

Smoking causes about 120,000 premature deaths per year in the UK and is the largest single preventable cause of death. Around 13 million adults in the UK smoke and treatment of smoking-related diseases costs the NHS £1500 million per year. Tobacco consumption is detrimental to oral health in many ways, and is one of the major causes of oral cancer. The links between smoking and oral health provide an ideal opportunity for the dental team to become involved in smoking-cessation strategies.

The links to the left provide further information on tobacco use and cessation.



Smoke free and smiling         (738.47 KB) Tobacco Cessation         Strategies  NRT paper 2002         (122.39 KB)