By now, most of us know that smoking cigarettes isn't healthy: The smoke you inhale contains toxic compounds. They increase your risk of lung cancer. But what about smokeless tobacco? Is that "little pinch" really going to hurt you?
Read "No Smoke, But Plenty of Danger" article
Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects so debilitating that patients may tolerate only lower, less effective doses of cancer treatment, may postpone scheduled treatments, or may discontinue treatment entirely.
Read "Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment" article
You've probably seen the warning on cigarette packages: "Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health." What smoking-related diseases come to mind? Lung cancer, probably. Emphysema, maybe.
Read "Smoking: A Danger to Healthy Gums" article
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