Tobacco and its Relationship with Oral Health

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2021 Nov 15;59(243):1204-1206. doi: 10.31729/jnma.6605.


Tobacco and its various forms cause major oral health problems. Tobacco either in smoked or smokeless forms is prevalent in Nepal and counts as a risk factor for the causation of various red and white lesions, premalignant lesions, oral cancers, gingival and periodontal diseases. Tobacco in conjunction with other risk factors adds a potential threat to oral diseases and its timely control is a cure to those threats. This article focuses on tobacco and its forms affecting oral health and also focuses on its prevention and control from the ground to the National level.

Keywords: mouth neoplasms; oral health; smoking; tobacco..

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Mouth Diseases* / etiology
  • Mouth Neoplasms* / complications
  • Mouth Neoplasms* / etiology
  • Oral Health
  • Tobacco / adverse effects
  • Tobacco, Smokeless* / adverse effects