Dental charity supports smoking license
The British Dental Health Foundation has welcomed a governmental health advisory board proposal to charge £10 for a license to smoke.
Dentistry.co.uk reports that chief executive Dr Nigel Carter stated: "The Foundation supports any measures designed to reduce the number of smokers in this country."
The White Teeth Company has indicated that teeth whitening treatments could help smokers kick the habit.
"Many smokers could see the benefits after the laser teeth whitening and then realise that quitting smoking is a great idea," the firm claimed.
By undergoing teeth whitening treatments, the effects of smoking can be corrected, it explained.
The group added that grey and yellow stains caused by nicotine can be removed by laser procedures.
According to the firm, only 2.5 per cent of people who smoke are successful at quitting each year due to its addictive nature, while stained teeth are just one of the associated health risks the habitcan lead to.Join this Discussion