Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

The Damaging Impact of Smoking on Your Teeth

The Damaging Impact of Smoking on Your Teeth

Many people are aware of the general health dangers of smoking, but have you ever stopped to think how puffing on a cigarette affects your oral health? Smoking and gum disease Smoking is a known risk factor for gum disease. The chemicals in cigarettes reduce circulation and blood flow to the gums and they also […]


Benefits Claimants In New Zealand Receive Text Encouraging Them To Clean Their Teeth

Benefits Claimants In New Zealand Receive Text Encouraging Them To Clean Their Teeth

It’s a scheme, which has been slammed by critics for being degrading; however, brushing rates have increased among benefits claimants ho have been receiving text messages to remind them to clean their teeth. The Canterbury Health Board has been targeting a number of benefits claimants in the area, providing them with regular text messages to […]


Study Claims Believing E-Cigarette Health Perks Makes You More Likely To Use Them

Study Claims Believing E-Cigarette Health Perks Makes You More Likely To Use Them

A study has claimed that people who think that e-cigarettes are better for you than traditional cigarettes are more likely to use them. Despite the fact that the long-term effects of smoking e-cigarettes is largely unknown, research claims that a large proportion of people believe that hey are better for health and oral health than […]


Throat Cancer Death Rates Soar Bad Habits To Blame

Throat Cancer Death Rates Soar Bad Habits To Blame

Figures have confirmed that the number of people dying from throat cancer has increased by 50 per cent in the last 40 years alone; experts have attributed the sharp increase to obesity, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. The latest figures, which were published by Cancer Research UK, show that 7,600 people died from throat cancer […]


Hospital Admissions Related To Smoking Increase, Despite Fall In Number Of Smokers

Hospital Admissions Related To Smoking Increase, Despite Fall In Number Of Smokers

A recent research study shows that more than 1.6 million people were admitted to hospital with illnesses related to smoking, even though the number of smokers in the UK has fallen. Of the 1.6 million people who were admitted to hospital, more than 10 per cent were cancer patients. The statistics from the Health and […]


Single Male Smokers Have Highest Risk Of Oral Cancer

Single Male Smokers Have Highest Risk Of Oral Cancer

A study has revealed that single male smokers have the highest risk of developing oral cancer. The study, which was published in The Lancet, found that single men who live alone and smoke have the highest risk of contracting the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is linked to oral cancer. HPV is a very common […]


Alarming Rise In Oesophageal Cancer In Men

Alarming Rise In Oesophageal Cancer In Men

There has been an alarming rise in the number of cases of oesophageal cancer, (sometimes referred to as throat cancer) in men, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. Men are almost three times more likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus than women. The oesophagus is the tube, which runs from the throat to […]


Guardian Rebuff on Risky Gum Health and Pseudo-science

Guardian Rebuff on Risky Gum Health and Pseudo-science

As Zoe Williams of the Guardian recently pointed out, smoking causes cancer and could lead to gum disease. What Zoe disputes are recent reports regarding the Swedish study. The study has shown a correlation between gum disease and premature death from cancer. The current issue however, is that health journalists have replaced the word correlation […]


Biddulph Dentist Teams up with Hypnotherapist to Help Patients Quit Smoking

Biddulph Dentist Teams up with Hypnotherapist to Help Patients Quit Smoking

A dentist from Biddulph, Staffordshire, has joined forces with a hypnotherapist to try and help his patients to quit smoking. Dr Richard Armishaw, from Synergy Dental Care on Tunstall Road, said that it was important to try and provide support and help for patients to give up smoking, because smoking contributes to serious oral health […]


Edmonton Dentist Awarded for Anti-Smoking Efforts

Edmonton Dentist Awarded for Anti-Smoking Efforts

A dentist from Edmonton has received an award in recognition of his anti-smoking efforts. Dr Steve Patterson has been actively involved in anti-smoking initiatives for the last 25 years and his hard work has paid off, after he recently received the 2012 Barb Tarbox Award of Excellence in Tobacco Reduction. Dr Patterson is associate chair […]