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
The links between smoking and oral health provide an ideal
opportunity for the dental team to become involved in smoking-cessation
Find out more about the vital role that dentists can play in saving lives, when it comes to oral cancer diagnoses.