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Stronger tobacco control may reduce smoking and save lives.
Updated: 11/8/2012 5:58:36 AM
 

Stronger tobacco control may reduce smoking and save lives.  There are many things that can damage a person's dental health. For example, consuming too much sugar, not brushing and flossing regularly and skipping bi-annual dentist appointments can harm your teeth. Also, smoking is a serious contributor to dental problems and oral cancer, which is why it's important to give up this dangerous habit.

Recently, a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Brazilian National Cancer Institute found that raising tobacco prices and implementing more frightening warning labels on facts could encourage more people to quit smoking and save thousands of lives.

According to the scientists, the number of people who smoke in Brazil since 1989 was reduced by 46 percent by 2010, due to more strict tobacco control policies and warning labels. These findings should encourage more politicians in America to fight for stronger tobacco restrictions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 45 million Americans smoke. These individuals may be at an increased risk of experiencing tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
 

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