Focus on Tobacco
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Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2010. Policy on Tobacco Use (rev.). Pediatric Dentistry 33(6):57-60.
This policy statement recommends preventing tobacco use among children and adolescents, routine screening for tobacco use, and treating tobacco dependence. It also recommends public education on the health and societal costs of tobacco.
American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2010. Want Some Life Saving Advice? Ask Your Dental Hygienist About Women and Smoking. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association. 1 p.
This fact sheet discusses the prevalence of smoking among girls and women, the health effects of smoking on women, and the role of the dental hygienist in providing information about quitting.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2010. Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting (rev.). 20 pp. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
This guide is intended to help individuals create a smokeless-tobacco-quitting plan. Topics include the harm dipping does in the mouth and other parts of the body, nicotine addiction, myths and truths, coping with withdrawal, weight gain, dealing with triggers, and tips for long-term success. A list of services for added guidance and support is included.
Quit Now Kentucky. 2012. Tobacco and Oral Health. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Department for Public Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. 1 p.
This fact sheet provides information on the adverse effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco products on oral health. Additional topics include oral cancer and cessation services.
U.S. Surgeon General. 2012. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. Full Report (899 pp.), Executive Summary (11 pp.).
This report provides updated information about scientific evidence on smoking among adolescents and young adults. Topics include other research on tobacco use, including diseases caused by early tobacco use, the addiction process, epidemiology, risk factors, the influence of the tobacco industry, and prevention.
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Dental Association
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Oral Health America
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Resource Highlights: Focus on Tobacco. August 2012.
Reviewers: Sue Dodd, SCD Healthcare Consulting, LLC; Pamella Vodicka, Maternal and Child Health Bureau