[Effects of tobacco use on general health: relevant information for dentistry (I)--part 1: pulmonary diseases and other malignancies]

Krüll, Matthias; Bornstein, Michael M; Saxer, Ulrich P; Walter, Clemens; Ramseier, Christoph A (2008). [Effects of tobacco use on general health: relevant information for dentistry (I)--part 1: pulmonary diseases and other malignancies]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 118(5), pp. 405-20. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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This fifth part of a series of publications from the Swiss task force named "Smoking--Intervention in the private dental office" on the topic "tobacco use and dental medicine" focuses on the effects of tobacco use on general health. A significant increase of tobacco use associated morbidity and mortality for many cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases has been well documented in the literature. In this review, the epidemiologic background as well as the pathophysiological fundamentals for tobacco-mediated pulmonary diseases is presented, focusing especially on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer. In addition, a causal relationship between nicotine abuse and an increased carcinoma incidence for other malignancies but lung cancer will be discussed. Regarding the evidence in the present literature, it is undisputable that smoking is the most preventable cause for COPD and lung cancer.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology

UniBE Contributor:

Bornstein, Michael and Ramseier, Christoph Andreas

ISSN:

0256-2855

Publisher:

Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

PubMed ID:

18578207

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26757 (FactScience: 87927)

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