Does tobacco addiction relate to oral mucosal changes? An epidemiological study from North India

21 March, 2020

Objective Tobacco use in both smokeless and smoked forms is a very common addiction in India, with high prevalence in northern India. The relationship between tobacco consumption and oral mucosal changes and ulceration is not well documented and studied in the literature. The aim of this study is to explore the extent of tobacco use and its relationship with the development of mouth ulcers. Methods Cross-sectional healthcampswere organizedthrough community outreach for a previously unscreened population in the Braj region in Uttar Pradesh, India. A total of 2053 individuals were screened for common health-related issues in 20 camps covering 4 districts.

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